In a speech on the rights of privacy in light of changing and expanding technology, she said the government has to think carefully about how long to retain DNA evidence based on the seriousness of the offence and the age of and risk posed by the individual.
She said, "There are clearly cases where [RIPA] powers should not be used. I don't want to see these powers being used to target people for putting their bins out on the wrong day, for dog fouling offences, or to check whether paper boys are carrying sacks that are too heavy."
But, she does want DNA collected for "spitting"....BUS drivers in Wrexham are to be given DNA testing kits to help catch passengers who spit at them.The scheme will be launched today at Wrexham bus station by TravelSure, a partnership between Wrexham Council, Wrexham Community Safety Partnership and local bus operators.
Just a touch over the top, wouldn't you say?
Notice she still doesn't mention "innocent people" being removed from the database on her keynote speech!
"The public is our best defence against crime and terrorism. But I know
people will not thank us if the systems we design to protect them are too
THEY ALREADY ARE TOO INTRUSIVE IF YOU ARE RETAINING INNOCENT PEOPLES' DNA!