Saturday, August 04, 2007

Our privacy belongs to us not the Government

"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

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