Wednesday, May 18, 2011

DNA and Fingerprint Guidelines 'Unlawful'

Rules allowing police forces to keep the fingerprints and DNA samples of innocent people are unlawful, says the UK Supreme Court.

The decision comes nearly three years after the European Court of Human Rights came to a similar conclusion.

Judges said government plans for changes to the law in England and Wales were already in the pipeline.

The ECHR ruled that the guidelines did not differentiate between criminals and people who had never been convicted.


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