Posts Tagged ‘DNA

28
Feb
08

Personal data held by the state

A landmark case is being heard in the European Court of Human Rights today. Two British men who were arrested for a crime but later released without charge are challenging the police’s legal right to keep samples of their DNA and their fingerprints on file.

It’s a huge debate here in Britain this week since DNA evidence was crucial in securing the conviction of two murderers.

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26
Feb
08

Should we all be on a DNA database?

A British police chief has called for a nationwide DNA database, after two high profile murder cases were solved with the help of DNA evidence.

Is it time that each person’s DNA is stored on a government database, to assist future investigations?

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