unlawful retention of innocent peoples DNA and fingerprints

The request was 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 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 your police force be routinely be deleting records of innocent people ?

Yours faithfully,

John Anderson

Freedom of Information Freedom of Information,

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Dear Mr. Anderson,

I am writing to acknowledge your recent request received by Kent
Police for information relating to the retention of DNA and fingerprints.

Your interest in Kent Police is appreciated and pending a specific
response to your request, I enclose a sheet summarising your rights.
Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or contact us on telephone number 01622 654413 quoting the reference
number above.

Freedom of Information Team
Data Protection Unit
Kent Police
Force HQ
Sutton Road
Maidstone
Kent ME15 9BZ

E-mail: [Kent Police request email]
Tel: +44 (0)1622 654429/654413
Fax: +44 (0)1622 654437
Internal: 19-4429/4413

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You may be interested in this response from the Kent police: http://gizmonaut.net/foia/2009-01-27_Ken...

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Dear Mr. Anderson,

Please find attached the Kent Police response to your request reference
894-2009. I apologise for the delay in providing a response to this
request.

Many Thanks

Laura Birchley
Freedom of Information Team
Data Protection Unit
Kent Police
Force HQ
Sutton Road
Maidstone
Kent ME15 9BZ

E-mail: [Kent Police request email]
Tel: +44 (0)1622 654429/654413
Fax: +44 (0)1622 654437
Internal: 19-4429/4413

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