Tuesday, December 9, 2008

British DNA database 'breached human rights'

Britain has led the world in forensic DNA profiling for law enforcement - but now the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the UK's national DNA database has gone too far.

In a landmark judgment on 4 December, the court ruled that Britain must remove more than 800,000 of roughly 4.5 million profiles in the database, and destroy the retained DNA samples.


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