Guidance

Access and use of DNA samples, profiles and associated data

The National DNA Database Strategy Board policy on the authorisation procedures for access and use of DNA samples, profiles and associated data.

Detail

This document describes the specific conditions and level of authority required to access DNA samples taken under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.

The document also specifies the permissible purposes for which the DNA Data may be used once accessed.

This policy is issued by the Home Office on behalf of the National DNA Database Strategy Board and the shaded areas show changes from the previous version.