Identity, Privacy and Trust

Sep 10 2009   1:10PM GMT

Happy birthday, DNA fingerprinting

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DNA fingerprinting is 25 years old today. Speaking to the BBC, Professor Sir Alec Jeffrey, who pioneered the technique, called for the scrapping of innocent peoples’ entries on the National DNA Database:

Innocent people do not belong on that database – branding them as future criminals is not proportionate response in the fight against crime.

Quite agreed.

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