Concern over police DNA database

by jeeg 19. September 2011 23:23
A civil liberties specialist says the Government's plans to roll out the final phase of its DNA database upgrade, lowers the bar of law in this country. The new law means DNA can be collected from adult offenders for any offence punishable by a prison sentence. Criminal barrister Michael Bot... [More]

DNA of up to a million to be wiped under Freedom Bill

by jeeg 11. February 2011 21:37
Only the profiles of people suspected of serious offences of sex or violence will be retained and only for a maximum of five years, under plans unveiled in the Protection of Freedoms Bill published yesterday. The move ends a three-year campaign by civil liberty groups after a European Court ... [More]
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