Wednesday, November 05, 2008

DNA database to be cut back

This is good - the House of Lords introduced an amendment that says the DNA records must be deleted.
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The government has been defeated in the House of Lords over the issue of keeping peoples' DNA and fingerprints on the police national database.

Ministers said the safeguard was not needed and could hinder anti-terror operations but critics said innocent people should not be stigmatised.

The defeat is the latest inflicted by peers on the counter-terrorism bill.

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