Feeds

Deleting 'innocent' DNA will cost £5m

Batches blamed for multi-million pound bill

Security for virtualized datacentres

Removing innocent people's records from the DNA database will cost almost £5m, the House of Commons was told yesterday.

MP Diana Johnson asked crime prevention minister James Brokenshire how the batch loading system for getting records onto the national database worked.

He explained that DNA samples are first converted into a numerical profile. This profile is then added to a file, along with up to 1,000 other profiles, and this is then loaded onto the National DNA Database.

This means batch files cannot be altered retrospectively.

Removing records connected to innocent people, and the destruction of the physical DNA samples, will cost a one-off charge of £4.8m.

Additionally the government will in future destroy all physical DNA samples within six months.

There's more on DNA deletion costs from Hansard here. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes
REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box
Show us your Five-Eyes SECRETS says Privacy International
Refusal to disclose GCHQ canteen menus and prices triggers Euro Human Rights Court action
Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom
Consultation promises new spectrum and hints at relaxed licence conditions
Heavy VPN users are probably pirates, says BBC
And ISPs should nab 'em on our behalf
Former Bitcoin Foundation chair pleads guilty to money-laundering charge
Charlie Shrem plea deal could still get him five YEARS in chokey
NORKS ban Wi-Fi and satellite internet at embassies
Crackdown on tardy diplomatic sysadmins providing accidental unfiltered internet access
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.