unlawful retention of innocent peoples DNA and fingerprints

John Anderson made this Freedom of Information request to Warwickshire Police

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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

Harris, Sabina. 4959,

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Dear Mr Anderson

I regret to advise you that we have been unable to complete a response to
your Freedom of Information request reference number F-2009-00051 by the
date originally stated. Please find attached formal notification of the
extended response time.

<<Mr Anderson 00051Notify - Response Time Extended.pdf>>

Yours sincerely,

Sabina Harris

Sabina Harris
Information Compliance Officer
Tel: 01926 415720 (internal 5720)
Fax: 01926 415306
email: [email address]

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Harris, Sabina. 4959,

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Dear Mr Anderson

Please find attached the Warwickshire Police response to your Freedom of
Information request reference number F-2009-00051. Please accept my
apologies for the delay in responding.

<<Mr Anderson 00051 Notify - Closed Response Enclosed.pdf>> <<PDF S Marper
ECHR Judgement Briefing 051208.pdf>> <<S Marper Lines to take
09.12.08.pdf>>

Yours sincerely

Sabina Harris

Sabina Harris
Information Compliance Officer
Tel: 01926 415720 (internal 5720)
Fax: 01926 415306
email: [email address]

[1][IMG] We are working together as Warwickshire Against Domestic Abuse
with over 30 other public services and voluntary organisations to
tackle the harm caused by domestic abuse. If you or someone you
know is affected by emotional, financial, physical or other forms
of abuse in Warwickshire Freephone 0800 408 1552* or visit
[2]www.talk2someone.org.uk. In an emergency, dial 999.
* PLEASE NOTE: Calls from most landlines to the Warwickshire Domestic
Abuse Freephone number 0800 408 1552 are free and not itemised on bills.
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telephone provider.

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