Lord Justice Sedley, a senior UK Appeal Court judge, has proposed that everyone in the United Kingdom should have their DNA recorded in the national database — including visitors. Privacy advocates may object but it certainly would simplify many genealogy questions and problems, assuming the database were to be available to all.
Sedley referred to the U.K.'s current DNA database as "indefensible" because it contains a hodge-podge mix of people, including children and those who have been in contact with the police. The Government has admitted that about one-eighth of all records on the DNA database are false, misspelled, or incorrect — over half a million records. This raises a problem with the Data Protection Act 1998 that requires "Personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date."
Lord Justice Sedley apparently believes that the best way to correct the database is to record the data of everyone. It certainly would make crime solving a lot easier.
So far, there is no suggestion that such a database would be made public.
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