More than 1 million innnocent people have there gentic profile stored in the UK database. these people don't even have a criminal record or even a police caution(35 ).
584,00 children are in the UK database many have never been charged with an offense, but their profile will be on the database for life. Grant Shapps 14 year old son is on the database when his son was arrested in a case of mistaken idenity. the police applogised but refused to remove his sons profile (36 ).
A thirteen year old girl was arrested and added to the UK DNA database, forever. Her crime? throwing a snowball at a police car (37 ).
In 1989 Virginia was the first state to require DNA samples be taken from sex offenders for use ia a state database (37 ).
On January 9 2009 The American government is expanding its collection of DNA samples to anyone arrested on federal charges. The new program will add 1.2 million samples to the FBI DNA database (38 ).
Washington Supreme Court Justice Utter said about a mandatory universal national DNA Database "We would be appalled, I hope, if the State mandated non-consensual blood tests of the public at large for purposes of developing a comprehensive ... DNA databank. The Fourth Amendment guaranty against unreasonable searches and seizures would mean little indeed if it did not protect citizens from such oppressive government behavior."(39 ).
And finally over one quarter of americans beleive that health information about them has been improperly disclosed(40 ).