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McCartney welcomes DNA retention policy move

9 January, 2019 - by Raymond McCartney

Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney has welcomed PSNI agreement to publish a DNA retention policy following an intervention by the Human Rights Commission.

The party’s Justice spokesperson said:

“Sinn Féin welcomes an intervention by the Human Rights Commission on the PSNI’s position on the retention of biometric data. 

“We raised a number of rights based issues with the Commission earlier in the week, including the need for the PSNI to have data retention policy on biometric data. 

“The PSNI must now develop a policy which is human rights compliant, transparent, open and verifiable and based on existing European Convention on Human Rights case law.” 

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