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More than one in 10 people on DNA database for first time

Posted By admin On October 28, 2009 @ 4:30 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Tom Whitehead,
The London Telegraph [1]
Wednesday, Oct 28th, 2009

More than one in 10 people are now stored on the DNA database, as concerns grow over the scale of the surveillance state.

Police forces in England and Wales have taken the profiles of 5.5 million people, meaning the proportion of the population on the system has passed a tenth for the first time.

Overall, when profiles taken in Scotland and Northern Ireland are included, almost six million people have now been stored on what is the largest DNA database in the world.

The landmark came as a poll showed eight in 10 people believe a Big Brother state in the UK has eroded freedoms and that the Government cannot be trusted with personal information.

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[1] The London Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/lawandorder/6448452/More-than-one-in-10-people-on-DNA-database-for-first-time.html

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[3] Five million people now on DNA database: http://www.prisonplanet.com/five-million-people-now-on-dna-database.html

[4] Record 720,000 people added to Britain’s DNA database – making it world’s largest: http://www.prisonplanet.com/record-720000-people-added-to-britains-dna-database-making-it-worlds-largest.html

[5] Millions of profiles from DNA database passed to private firms: http://www.prisonplanet.com/millions-of-profiles-from-dna-database-passed-to-private-firms.html

[6] DNA database turns ‘innocents into criminals’ and a million records should be destroyed, warns watchdog: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dna-database-turns-innocents-into-criminals-and-a-million-records-should-be-destroyed-warns-watchdog.html

[7] Government admits national DNA database holds records of 40,000 INNOCENT children: http://www.prisonplanet.com/government-admits-national-dna-database-holds-records-of-40000-innocent-children.html

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