Tag Archives: DNA

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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The UK’s double standards around data protection and Human (Privacy) Rights

Yesterday I attended a cabinet office briefing on eID Identity Assurance, part of the G-Digital project.  Anything with the word identity is a political hot potato in the UK after the new Tory-LibDem coalition government literally ‘crushed’ Labour’s National eID card … Continue reading

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