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 May 13, 2015  Court, Govt, Non-U.S.

Owen Bowcott reports:

Retaining DNA profiles of convicted adults indefinitely is not an illegal breach of their privacy, the supreme court has ruled in a test case involving a Northern Ireland drink driver.

The judgment by the UK’s highest court sets a significant precedent in making a clear distinction between information that police forces may keep on those who have been convicted, as opposed to those who were merely suspects.

Read more on The Guardian.

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