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Revision as of 08:01, 29 July 2014

Italy passed DNA database legislation for convicted offenders in June 2009. Suspects can be profiled when requested by a judge. Innocent people's DNA profiles are supposed to be deleted from the database and their samples destroyed.

Law No. 89 of June 30, 2009[1]

It is unclear to what extent Italy has implemented its legislation. The European Network of Forensic Science Institutes' 2013 report records no DNA profiles stored on the database.

The use of DNA evidence in court has come under intense media scrutiny in the trials of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of the British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia in 2007.

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  1. 160 [Gazz. Uff.] July 13, 2009, Supp. No. 180.