Britain passes Big Brother landmark: More than one in 10 people now on DNA database
James Slack - 28th October 2009
A Big Brother landmark has been passed with ten per cent of the population now stored on the Government’s DNA database.
In total, there are now an astonishing 5,532,847 individual profiles logged on the giant computer system - out of a population of 54million in England and Wales.
Around one million of those included on the system have never been convicted of any crime.
It will fuel the public backlash against the march towards a surveillance state, with polling released today showing eight out of ten voters are now fed-up with the increased use of surveillance powers.