The Government wants to protect the civil liberties of innocent citizens, whilst giving police the powers they need to identify suspects and solve crime using DNA and Fingerprints (biometric information).
The Government also recognises that there is a requirement for the police to hold certain information about an individual’s criminal antecedents for policing purposes (prevention and detection of crime) and to satisfy the requirements of criminal justice partners, e.g. the Courts.
Eligibility for Record Deletion
In certain circumstances, individuals are able to apply to have their lawfully retained biometric information and/or Police National Computer (PNC) record deleted.
If you feel that you are eligible to make an application for the deletion of your PNC and/or biometric records, having read the above document, please contact the National Police Chief’s Council ACRO Criminal Records Office.
Please note that this document does not apply to the retention of custody photographs. Requests for deletion of photographs can be considered locally after deletion of biometrics/PNC information has taken place. Requests should be emailed to: Dataprotection@south-wales.pnn.police.uk
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