European Data Protection Digest

UOOZ and Police Go To Court Over DNA Database

GENETIC PRIVACY—CZECH REPUBLIC

September 13, 2012

A Czech court will decide whether police must comply with a request from the Office for Personal Data Protection (UOOZ) that police shred DNA records on people involved in lesser crimes, such as driving without documentation, or those whose prosecution has been suspended, reports the Prague Daily Monitor. "It was ordered to shred all the data in the database that do not correspond with the given criteria," UOOZ President Igor Nemec said, but police have not complied, saying the records that did not correspond with the law were withdrawn from the databases. The UOOZ last spring imposed a 10,000-crown fine on the police for failing to shred the documents.
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