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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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?

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