Reply to post: Re: Tales from BioHub

Interpol makes first border arrest using Biometric Hub to ID suspect

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Re: Tales from BioHub

A few years ago a cartoon from an issue of Private Eye was used in a racist manner and sent to a member of police staff. DC Plod put in a request to PE for a list of subscribers to track down the culprit.

PE said go boil your head, we don't give out the list to anyone.

DC Plod went to a judge to get them to hand over the list but the judge also sent then away with a flea in their ear, pointing out that their request was too wide, that the magazine it came from could easily have been read/handled by multiple people... and that the magazine was freely available, without subscription, at most newsagents.

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