The DNA register, the fight is on.
A senior police officer called for a new nationwide DNA database....
European judges could strip the profiles of more than half a million people from the national DNA database on privacy grounds — undermining its growing value to police as an investigative tool.
As two sex killers caught by the database were jailed for life yesterday and a senior detective joined calls for a universal register, the European Court of Human Rights will hear a case that could mean 560,000 DNA samples being destroyed. Two people charged with offences but never convicted will ask the court next week to remove their records from the database. If they succeed, 13 per cent of the 4.3 million profiles collected since 1995 would have to be destroyed.
BBC NEWS | UK | Mandatory DNA database rejected
There are no plans to extend the DNA database to contain information from all people, the Home Office has said.
Looks like Plod is pushing hard for the DNA register, a couple of swabs is so much easier than going out into the cold and looking for other clues. And why should the innocent worry about being tagged and bagged, if they have nothing to hide, etc etc.....