Alan Travis reports:
The home secretary has ordered police forces to delete on request millions of images of innocent people unlawfully retained on a searchable national police database.
A Home Office review published on Friday found that police forces make extensive use of more than 19m pictures and videos, known as custody images, of people they have arrested or questioned on the police national database.
Despite a high court ruling in 2012 that keeping images of innocent people was unlawful, police forces have quietly continued to build up a massive database without any of the controls or privacy safeguards that apply to police DNA and fingerprint databases.
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