Sunday, July 16, 2006

Police DNA database 'is spiralling out of control'

DNANothing to hide, nothing to fear from the national DNA database? It turns out that the company that processes samples for the Home Office is keeping copies, along with detailed personal information (via FIPR). And the Home Office has allowed 20 research projects to use the database. How will the 3 million people on the database, including 50,000 children, respond?

"Britain's DNA database is spiralling out of control. Thousands of innocent people, including children and victims of crime, are taking part in controversial genetic research without their knowledge or consent." —Dr Helen Wallace, deputy director of GeneWatch

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