Surprising that this story hasn’t had more coverage:
Five civil servants who help run the national DNA database have been suspended after being accused of industrial espionage.
It is alleged they copied confidential information and used it to set up a rival database in competition with their employers, the Government’s Forensic Science Service. The FSS – which is suing the five men in the High Court – helps police investigate evidence from crimes and sells its services to commercial customers.
It also maintains the controversial database containing DNA samples of almost four million people, the largest in the world.