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France reinforces the guarantees around the FNAEG (National Computerised DNA Database)

8 April 2022
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Incorporating the changes required by the Aycaguer judgment of the European Court, a decree promulgated on 29 October 2021 modulates the periods of data retention in the FNAEG according to the seriousness of the offence, on which they were recorded, and the status as adult or minor of the person concerned. In addition, a law of 23 March 2019 now also allows convicted persons to seek early deletion of their data recorded in the FNAEG. Similar cases to that of the applicant, who was sentenced in 2011 under the former FNAEG regime to a criminal fine for refusing to submit to a DNA sample, will therefore not be able to occur again in the future.

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