Unlawful DNA and Fingerprint Retention by the UK goverment.

John Anderson made this Freedom of Information request to Home Office

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The request was partially successful.

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 judgement1 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 have the UK goverment 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 ?
4: How much has this case cost the tax payer ?
5: As there is no right of appeal from a final decision made by the Grand Chamber when will this judgement become law ?

Yours faithfully,

John Anderson

Dear Sir or Madam,

As my request has not been responded to within the 20 day time
limit and therefore the Home Office has acted unlawfully and is breaking the law.

I am writing to request an internal review of Home Office's handling of my FOI request

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of
Information reviews.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:

Yours sincerely,

John Anderson

Dear Sir or Madam,

I have requested an internal review of this request, but as yet
have not even had an acknowledgement.

Can you confirm that this matter is being handled?

Yours sincerely,

John Anderson

CTS Public enquiry account 1, Home Office

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Riddle Martin (IMS), Home Office

Dear Mr Anderson,

I apologise for the delay in writing to you and thank you for your email
of the 24th January 2009, as well as your follow up email of the 31st
January in which you have asked the Home Office to perform an internal
review of the handling of your case.

I will be investigating the situation and should respond to you
regarding this case within the next 10 days.

Many Thanks

Martin Riddle | Information Rights Team
Information Management Service | Financial and Commercial Group
4th Floor | Seacole Building | Home Office | 2 Marsham Street | London
Tel: 020 7035 4252 | Fax: 020 7035 0739

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Information Access, Home Office

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Dear Mr Anderson


Please see attached, a letter that I am sending on behalf of my colleague
Martin Riddle in relation to your internal review request.







Oliver Lendrum

Information Access Team


Information Management Service | Shared Services Directorate | Home Office
| 4th Floor | Seacole Building | 2 Marsham Street | London | SW1P 4DF



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Home Office

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Reference : T26410/8

Thank you for your e-mail enquiry of 21/12/2008 11:54:31 PM

A reply is attached.

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