Because of human rights, patients have a right to see their own medical records, catastrophic hospital failures must be investigated and people detained because of their mental health can get redress.

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DNA collected for criminal investigation can’t be used for unrelated purposes

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DNA had been lawfully collected from X's house during the investigation of a murder for which X was later convicted. A local authority wanted to use the DNA to resolve a paternity claim. A court found that was a breach of X's right to privacy.

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