Thursday, December 31, 2009

Temple Street's secret DNA database

Temple Street children's hospital has kept DNA records of pretty much everyone born in Ireland since 1984 - 1,548,300 blood samples kept in breach, it is alleged, of data protection laws.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/ireland/article6968561.ece

There's an interesting discussion of it here:

http://www.igopeople.com/i/3188-evert-bopp/posts/92052-just-sent-an-email-to-temple-street-

And guess what? It looks as if the fault may ultimately lie with the HSE. Do we have any organization less capable of functioning competently than the HSE? (Oh yeah, we do...the banks...)

The HSE - a great example of what public service reform can achieve when it's carried out by gombeen politicians and union hacks.

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