Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter LinkedIn Email DNA database ‘breach of rights’ — Two British men should not have had their DNA and fingerprints retained by police, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7764069.stm information society Related Posts 137 years of climate anomolies January 12, 2019 Forging a sense of collective identity and finding common values is vital. January 7, 2018 This town ain’t big enough for the both of us – or .. oh. wait yes it is! December 13, 2017 2 Comments Ron Oliver 10 years ago Reply Dear CNN please note that it is English law that was challenged and not Scots Law. in Scotland i understand that the law says that these DNA and fingerprints are destroyed at the request of the person whose DNA/Prints have been taken as part of an investigation and they are not charged. England is not Britain! i wonder if all of those supporting the retention (police and someMPs) have volunteered their DNA etc. perhaps it should be a requirement that anyone seeking public office or working an a public service should have their DNA and prints taken and stored. i 10 years ago Reply Ah I didn’t know that. Once again, Scots law shows itself to be way ahead of English law. Wasn’t it also used as a basis for war crimes trials or something, too? Write A Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.