Sun, 21 Jan 2007
Since January 2006, you can be arrested
for any offence no matter how trivial (thanks to Section 110 of SOCPA).
When that happens, the Police officers will bring you to a station
where they will take your fingerprints, palm prints and two DNA
samples. The DNA sample and the derived profile (stored in the NDNAD)
will be kept for eternity
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is conducting a consultation
on the ethical issues in the forensic use of bioinformation, such as
DNA sampling by the Police. This is a way you can express your
concerns. I have just finished a first draft of my answers. The website
allows you to revise your answers until the deadline of 30th January
Spend the time to make your opinion and
concerns known. Respond to the consultation
. Here's the response
On this blog
On Innocent in London
UPDATE 2007-01-14: Added link to Helen Wallace's slides and to another article.
UPDATE 2007-01-21: Added link to my response to the consultation.