Policy paper

Protection of Freedoms Act 2012: DNA and fingerprint provisions

The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 Act was passed on 1 May 2012, find out how the act works for DNA and fingerprints.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 Act gained Royal Assent on 1 May 2012. This document explains how the Act works and what powers it gives the police to keep DNA samples.

Published 4 April 2013