Computer says NO – more Home Office lies

The complex relationship between the police, the National DNA
Database Unit and the forensic service has left the UK's
DNA database with at least 100,000 erroneous
records, The Register reveals.

Which makes the NDNAD Unit's admission in its annual report today that
between 1995 and 2005 it failed to load 26,200 records to the DNA
database because of errors sound trifling. 183 crimes went undetected as a
result of this failure.

90 per cent of these 26,200 “load failures” only occurred after
the NDNAD was linked the Police National Computer (PNC)
in 2001. After the link was created, new NDNAD records were routinely checked
against the PNC and if they were found to be
erroneous, were rejected.

But prior to 2001, most erroneous records were not being picked up and so
were inputted direct onto the NDNAD, and are still there today, a spokesman for
the NDNAD Unit admitted today.

“There's in the order of 100,000 unreconciled records now,” said
the source.

“We don't actually know,” he said when asked exactly how many
erroneous entries the database contains.

It would have been more accurate for the NDNAD to say in its report today
that between 1995 and 2005 approximately it tried to load 126,200 erroneous
records onto the database, of which only 26,200 were stopped by the system.

The revelation also makes a mockery of the Home Office's claim today that
the problem had been cleaned up already. “Swift action was taken to
resolve the situation and by January 2006 all the profiles had been
investigated and subsequently loaded or otherwise resolved,” it said in a
statement.

But they weren't and
they are still on the NDNAD
.

 

So the NDNAD is in a mess, up to 100,000 peoples lives and
job prospects may have been ruined, no-one has fixed the problem, and the Home
Office has lied about it.

 

Say NO to ID cards, Say NO to the database state.

NuLab – Destroying Britain from the inside out.


 

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Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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