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    Default DNA Database of 'blameless' youths stored...from BBC

    DNA of 'blameless' youths stored

    The UK has the largest police DNA database in the world
    Ministers have been accused of building a national DNA database "by stealth" by retaining profiles of nearly 40,000 children never convicted of a crime.

    The government says there are 39,095 DNA profiles of 10-18 year olds from England and Wales who were arrested but never cautioned or charged.

    The Home Office said retaining DNA was a "key intelligence tool" for police fighting serious and violent crime.

    The Lib Dems say the DNA of "blameless children" should not be retained...


    Junior minister Meg Hillier confirmed on Friday that there were 349,934 DNA profiles of under-18s on the database - 87.1% of whom had been either convicted or cautioned, or had received a final warning.

    She also acknowledged there were 39,095 DNA profiles of youngsters who were never cautioned or charged.

    Chris Huhne, the Lib Dems' home affairs spokesman, said: "These startling figures show that the government is building a national DNA database by stealth.... More at link

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    It's awful. People are out there, in government, trying to make it a Minority Report world. I hope there's plenty of backlash.

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    Same type of thing:

    Scots schoolchildren to be fingerprinted in controversial ID scheme

    Aug 10 2008 By Raymond Hainey

    MORE than 8000 pupils are to have their fingerprints taken so they can be tracked by teachers.

    Controversial biometric fingerprinting will be introduced to eight secondary schools in the biggest experiment of its type in Scotland...more at link.

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    Related: You probably know about OnStar, I believe it's called? They don't say in the TV commercials, but it has been used to track and electrically shut down the vehicles of criminal suspects.

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