Thursday, December 04, 2008

ECtHR ruling in Marper

Whilst busying away with marking, this recent judgment from the ECtHR (via International Herald Tribune) on the retention of DNA:

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Europe's top human rights court says British police should not be allowed to retain DNA profiles and fingerprints of people suspected but not convicted of crimes. The European Court of Human Rights says in a ruling Thursday that Britain was violating the suspects' right to a private life by retaining information on their DNA and fingerprints. The court based in Strasbourg, France, has ordered British authorities to pay €42,000 US$53,000) to two people who brought the complaint.
Source: International Herald Tribune, 4 December 2008
Update: ECtHR Judgement is available here.

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