"Our privacy is something that belongs to us: not something the Government gives us, on probation, as a favour. They serve us: not vice versa. This may be a matter of principle, but it is one that could scarcely have more profound practical importance.
"The only way to make absolutely certain that a national DNA database is not subject to abuse — by this police service or any successor police service; by this Government or any successor government — is to make absolutely certain that such a database does not exist in the first place." —Sam Leith