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The UK has the biggest DNA database in the world with 4 million samples, but only 1/4 of that are convictions. Samples are taken from both the innocent and the guilty (in recordable offences from drink driving to murder) and kept indefinitely. Police say that the solve-rate of cases have gone up significantly, from burglary and cold cases and the time it takes to solve a case has been shaved off by 1/3. apparently 66% of the population in Britain is more than willing to give their DNA to the National Database...with a motion in parliament to actually make it compulsory for over-18s to give a sample. An MP actually suggested that samples should be taken at birth (but 64% of the population said no to that). So do you think this is a problem?

It is an issue for the UK government but i think its highly significant to everyone of our generation because it'll be our DNAs first in the database. What if every country in the world decided to build up their own database? What if a Global DNA Database was approved by the UN? Would you be the first in line or would you be the first of the advocates for privacy rights? And why?

P.S. I watch Panorama too much here's the link to the article and the video documentary http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/panorama/7010687.stm watch the programme if you can....
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Big Brother strikes again.
Didn't they lose half of the DNA information after leaving it in a taxi or something?
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if they'll be making genetically modified humans in the future i'll be glad to give some of my DNA... For the species!!!
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Posted 6/16/08

h4x0rz wrote:

Big Brother strikes again.
Didn't they lose half of the DNA information after leaving it in a taxi or something?


Nah its the 'secret terror' and the 'financial crimes' papers left and found on the train...now that was embarrassing...
Posted 6/16/08
A conspiracy by Pedobear
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ehh? thats alot of DNAs...
Posted 6/16/08
no i won't give my dna!

they might use it for super soldiers that has "shoop da whoop" XP
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Rrright...
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I'd gladly give mine. I don't see the problem nor how they can be violating your privacy. I think it would contribute to maintain order, and I am not a specially conservative guy or anything. I have a profound dislike for the forces of law and authority, since 90% of the time they will be more corrupt than the worst of criminals. But I still believe that it is better to keep certain things under control.
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rhynny wrote:

The UK has the biggest DNA database in the world with 4 million samples, but only 1/4 of that are convictions. Samples are taken from both the innocent and the guilty (in recordable offences from drink driving to murder) and kept indefinitely. Police say that the solve-rate of cases have gone up significantly, from burglary and cold cases and the time it takes to solve a case has been shaved off by 1/3. apparently 66% of the population in Britain is more than willing to give their DNA to the National Database...with a motion in parliament to actually make it compulsory for over-18s to give a sample. An MP actually suggested that samples should be taken at birth (but 64% of the population said no to that). So do you think this is a problem?

It is an issue for the UK government but i think its highly significant to everyone of our generation because it'll be our DNAs first in the database. What if every country in the world decided to build up their own database? What if a Global DNA Database was approved by the UN? Would you be the first in line or would you be the first of the advocates for privacy rights? And why?

P.S. I watch Panorama too much here's the link to the article and the video documentary http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/panorama/7010687.stm watch the programme if you can....



wow i did not know this.
i find this really scary because it gives the authoritys alot more information about individuals (duh), we already have the most security cameras in europe. its seems privacy is disappearing and everythings turning into something out of the novel 1884.




maybe they could make clones of us... o_O
Posted 6/16/08
dats bang out of order! how am i suppose to get away wid my crimes with dis sort of big brother!?
Posted 6/16/08
There's really nothing to be afraid of as long as you don't commit a crime.
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Konfue wrote:

There's really nothing to be afraid of as long as you don't commit a crime.


you'll never know when you might do it XDXDXD

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I think this would cause too many problems, cause first of all, most likey the Royal Family would be exempt from it, government officials, mps and lawyers would all kick up a fuss and demand that their exempt from it as well. Which in turn, would cause everyone else to argue about it, so in the end, it would just end up being a waste of money. Cause to fund this, they'd require a lot of money, so they'd use it as an excuse to raise taxes, and then come out with some bullshit excuse on how its "for our own safety", if they really cared so much, they'd give murderers and rapists a lot more than 2 years in jail; the legal justice system in this country is a joke, you get a longer sentence for piracy, tax evading, forgery, scamming and basically any crime that involves you cheating the government of money.
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i will not give my DNA, cause with just that they can use it for a lot of things -.-'
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