UK: Police to destroy DNA profiles of 800,000 innocent people

Jamie Doward reports:

DNA profiles of almost a million innocent people are to be destroyed as part of a major overhaul of the police national database. They include people who have been arrested and never charged, and those taken to court but found not guilty.

Civil rights groups gave a cautious welcome to the proposals – which will be announced by the home secretary, Jacqui Smith, this week – but said more needed to be done.

Read more in  Guardian.

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