Logic 1 – UK Government (Stasi) 14
It’s a small win but hopefully has significant ramifications for the ID card and DNA databases that our democratically elected government believes will stop all crime and keep all terrorists in check (they wish).
The European Court of Human Rights has found in favour of two men who’s DNA and fingerprint data was kept on record in direct contravention of their wishes after they were acquitted of crimes they didn’t commit. The police forces in question must now remove their data and the Government must reconsider and potentially scale back their plans for a UK DNA database. This is FANTASTIC news!
This obviously is a small victory for our civil rights given the battering that they have already had in the few short years since the war on terrorism was declared but it’s a victory nonetheless! While we may not have to worry about the police retaining our fingerprint and DNA data, it doesn’t stop local councils and the Government (Stasi) erecting CCTV cameras and pointing them at our houses to make sure we’re not terrorists/criminals/doing anything naughty.
More at BBC News