5 September 2007
Privacy and civil liberties campaigners NO2ID  slammed suggestions this morning that everyone’s DNA should be added to the national DNA database .
Phil Booth, NO2ID national coordinator, said:
You can’t make an “indefensible” system better by expanding it. The only way to tackle the unfairness of the DNA database  and restore trust in the system is to remove the records of every innocent person currently held. Anything else is a perversion of justice.
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1) NO2ID is the UK-wide non-partisan campaign against ID cards and the database state. Scroll down http://www.no2id.net for a list of ‘database state’ initiatives that NO2ID is actively opposing. NO2ID is affiliated to by the National Union of Journalists:
2) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6979138.stm – All UK ‘must be on DNA database’, BBC News, 5/9/07.
3) The BBC story grossly underestimates the number of innocent children on the DNA database – now over 100,000 according to calculations made by GeneWatch UK and Action on Rights for Children (ARCH), based on Government figures released in May 2007. Full briefing at