National Crime Database Raises Privacy Concerns

The (quiet) introduction of a National Police Reference System in Australia has raised concerns on the impact on privacy.  The database (run by CRIMTRAC has millions of records – including DNA and fingerprints) and is able to be accessed by all Australian law enforcement officers.  There are up to 80,000 accesses to the data per day.

For more detail, please see http://www.smh.com.au/national/privacy-fears-growing-as-police-tighten-national-grip-20100117-mecr.html.

One Reply to “National Crime Database Raises Privacy Concerns”

  1. Good points, I think I will definitely subscribe! I’ll go and read some more! What do you see the future of this being?

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