Category Archives: DNA Database

The Right Honorable David Davis MP loses his way on brexit

I used to have a lot of time for the Right Honorable David Davis MP and won’t forget his brave stance on defending civil liberties when he spoke out against storing the DNA records of a million innocent Brits on their … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to be Cheerful about EU

I promised in my last blog to write about the European Union in a less defensive manner, emphasising the positive aspects the EU has brought in my personal life, rather than responding to an anti EU agenda set by UKIP … Continue reading

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Some random thoughts on Human Rights, to set the scene for discussion on a new Human Rights Action Plan in Suffolk.

Human Rights are not binary; Human Rights Policy is not about the case if an individual has them or is denied them. We instinctively know that with Human Rights it’s usually about finding the right balance between some basic individual … Continue reading

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November 2012 and another DNA privacy disappointment

Why was November 2012 another disappointment for those UK innocents waiting to have their DNA profiles erased from NDNAD, the UK’s national DNA data base? It is because the Home Office broke another promise of commencement orders and new ACPO … Continue reading

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Landmark DNA ruling heading towards U.S. Supreme Court

There has been an interesting ruling in the Maryland Court of Appeals recently, where the court reversed the conviction of a Salisburyman sentenced to life in prison for a 2003 rape case just because, it was alleged, the DNA sample … Continue reading

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Police world wide in pursuit of our DNA

My Google DNA news alert has been bombarding me over the past month about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed expansion of New York’s DNA data base. His law proposal is supposed to be a ‘no brainer’ and make us all feel … Continue reading

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Coalition Government DNA Database U-turn spotted

It seems the UK’s coalition government is about to perform a spectacular U-turn with regards to its Protection of Freedoms Bill and their position with regards to DNA retention of innocents. The new government has always promised it would be adopting … Continue reading

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