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Human Rights Court Calls UK DNA Database a 'Breach of Rights' 206

Posted by timothy
from the could-have-saved-them-some-time dept.
psmears writes "Describing a judgment that is likely to rein in the scope of the UK DNA database, where at present the DNA of those arrested by the police is kept permanently (even if the people concerned are never convicted, or even charged), the BBC reports that the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that keeping such people's DNA in the database 'could not be regarded as necessary in a democratic society.'" Reader megla adds a link to the full text of the judgement.
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Human Rights Court Calls UK DNA Database a 'Breach of Rights'

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  • by potscott (539666) on Thursday December 04, 2008 @04:39PM (#25993999)
    You lost me at "Phlegmatic cockalorums". Allow me to retort - Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. Then you'll be a mile away, and have his shoes.
  • by Shemmie (909181) on Thursday December 04, 2008 @05:13PM (#25994463)

    keeping such people's DNA in the database 'could not be regarded as necessary in a democratic society.'"

    Jacqui Smith will just ensure we're no longer listed as a democratic society. That should side-step this issue.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 04, 2008 @07:23PM (#25996199)

    When has the UK adopted Sharia Law? It hasn't. And that's why the Human Rights Court has nothing to say about it.

    Oh, I see - you read the Daily Mail, so that'd be why you know not of the REAL world and are afraid of everything.

    Tell me, how many Muslims do you know personally? I could be wrong, but I'm guessing there's a chance it's fewer than 1. Otherwise you wouldn't be so scared of other human beings and you'd have some understanding of what Islam is rather than hint at bigoted 'bogeyman' insinuations.

    Do yourself a favour. Get an education and stop voting BNP

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