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TITLE The Forensic Use of Bioinformation: Ethical Issues   Forensic use of bioinformation - ethical issues.pdf (1.21 MB)
Document ID LIB573
Document type Scientific experts report/advice
Issue date 18/09/2007
Document reference ISBN 978-1-904384-16-8
Original language of the document English
Full text available in EN (1.21 MB)
Document produced by The Nuffield Council on Bioethics organisation visiting card
Document uploaded by Kate Harvey
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics
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  • Health


Short description  The collection and storage of bioinformation by the UK’s police, and access to the resulting forensic databases, raise a number of ethical issues. This report considers whether current police powers in the UK to take and retain bioinformation – powers that can affect the liberty and privacy of innocent people - are justified by the need to fight crime.
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