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Police across the EU are to be given free access to Britain's DNA, fingerprint and car registration databases in a move denounced last night as the creation of "Big Brother Europe".
At a meeting in Brussels, the Home Office agreed to a deal that will set up a network of national crime records across 27 states.
Britain also has by far the largest criminal DNA database in the world – 50 times the size of the French equivalent.
When Labour took office in 1997, it held only 700,000 samples. By next year, it will hold the samples of some 4.2 million people – seven per cent of the population – and is growing by about half a million a year.
The next largest DNA database in the EU is in Austria, where less than one per cent of the population is included. Coverage in Germany is half of that.
Britain gives its police greater freedom to obtain, use and store genetic information than other countries, who remove the profiles if the person is acquitted or not charged.
Civil liberties campaigners complain that the British database has effectively become a "permanent list of suspects". It includes at least 140,000 samples from people never charged with any offence.
The DNA from nearly one million juveniles has been added over the past decade....
Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany's federal interior minister, said: "Our aim is to create a modern police information network for more effective crime control throughout Europe."
The Lebensraum will all be so much more pleasant to live in once the necessary security measures are in place...
If the Eu wants my spit to analyse then I will gladly supply it....