unlawful retention of innocent peoples DNA and fingerprints

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Sir or Madam,

On the 4th of December 2008 the European Court of Human Rights has
delivered at a public hearing its Grand Chamber judgement in the
case of S. and Marper v. the United Kingdom (application nos.30562/04 and 30566/04).

The Court held unanimously that:

· "there had been a violation of Article 8 (right to respect for
private and family life) of the European Convention on Human
Rights;" with regards to the UK goverment holding DNA and
fingerprints on innocent people.

As the UK goverment has lost its case and was found to be
unlawfully holding DNA and fingerprint details of innocent people i
wish to know the following

As of the 4th of December 2008

1: How many DNA and fingerprint samples of innocent people have deleted ?

2: How many innocent people requested their DNA and fingerprint samples be deleted?

3: If no DNA and fingerprint samples have been deleted i wish to know the reasons WHY as the UK Goverment have been found to be in breach of innocent peoples human rights and this would be considered a crime in itself.

4: As there is no right of appeal from a final decision made by the Grand Chamber when will North Wales Police be routinely be deleting records of innocent people ?

Yours faithfully,

John Anderson

Freedom of Information Team,

Link: [1]File-List

Dear Mr Anderson

Enquiry Ref: 2009/77

I acknowledge receipt of your email received on 31/01/09 requesting
information concerning;

As of the 4th of December 2008

1: How many DNA and fingerprint samples of innocent people have

deleted ?

2: How many innocent people requested their DNA and fingerprint

samples be deleted?

3: If no DNA and fingerprint samples have been deleted i wish to

know the reasons WHY as the UK Goverment have been found to be in

breach of innocent peoples human rights and this would be

considered a crime in itself.

4: As there is no right of appeal from a final decision made by the

Grand Chamber when will North Wales Police be routinely be deleting

records of innocent people ?

As set out by the Freedom of Information Act, it will be our aim to
respond to your request by 27/02/ 2009. In some cases, however, we may be
unable to achieve this deadline. If this occurs, we will advise you of the
likely timescale within which the response will be provided.

If you have any questions regarding your request, please contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Miss C Williams

Freedom of Information Team

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Dim ond er sylw'r sawl y'i cyfeiriwyd hi ato/ati y bwriedir y neges hon. Os ydych yn derbyn y neges hon mewn camgymeriad, gadewch i'r sawl a'i gyrrodd wybod a dil*wch hi oddi ar eich system. Gall defnyddio neu ddatgelu cynnwys y neges hon heb ganiat*d fod yn anghyfreithlon. Efallai nad yw'r farn a fynegir yn y ddogfen yn bolisi swyddogol. Diolch i chi am eich cydweithrediad.

Heddlu Gogledd Cymru

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Freedom of Information Team, North Wales Police

5 Atodiad

Dear Mr anderson,

Please find attached our response to your recent Freedom of Information
(FOI) request, together with a copy of the North Wales Police FOI review
procedure.

It may interest you to note that the information provided in this response
will also be available simultaneously (or soon after release) on the North
Wales Police website. This is in keeping with the spirit of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 and provides the wider community with a greater
understanding of the work of North Wales Police. It also ensures that our
FOI response log remains topical and up to date.

Regards,

Ceri Williams

Information Systems Auditor/ Archwiliwr Sustemau Gwybodaeth

Information Standards & Compliance/ Safonau Gwybodaeth a Chydymffurfiad

Chief Information Officer's Department/Adran yr Uwch Swyddog Gwybodaeth

Ext/Est: 05430 (01492 805430)

E-mail/E-bost: [email address]

Ni ddylid trin e-bost ar y rhyngrwyd fel dull diogel o gyfathrebu. Mae Heddlu Gogledd Cymru yn monitro'r holl negeseuon e-bost a drosglwyddir ar y rhyngrwyd yn ogystal *'u cynnwys.

Dim ond er sylw'r sawl y'i cyfeiriwyd hi ato/ati y bwriedir y neges hon. Os ydych yn derbyn y neges hon mewn camgymeriad, gadewch i'r sawl a'i gyrrodd wybod a dil*wch hi oddi ar eich system. Gall defnyddio neu ddatgelu cynnwys y neges hon heb ganiat*d fod yn anghyfreithlon. Efallai nad yw'r farn a fynegir yn y ddogfen yn bolisi swyddogol. Diolch i chi am eich cydweithrediad.

Heddlu Gogledd Cymru

Internet e-mail is not to be treated as a secure means of communication. North Wales Police monitor all Internet e-mail activity and content.

This communication is intended for the addressee(s) only. Please notify the sender if received in error and erase from your system. Unauthorised use or disclosure of the content may be unlawful, Opinions expressed in this document may not be official policy. Thank you for your co-operation.

North Wales Police