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The Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Act expanding New Zealand's database was passed in October 2009. Previously samples could be taken only from people charged with crimes carrying sentences of seven years or more, or by order from a judge. The new law allows the police to take samples from anyone they intend to charge.

In 2013, New Zealand signed a "Pruem-like" sharing agreement (named after the EU's Pruem data-sharing agreement) with the US, to allow each country legal access to the other's fingerprint database under specified conditions, for automated searching. The agreement will also allow each country legal access to the other's DNA database, at a future stage.

The 2008 Interpol survey reports that 20,170 crime scene DNA profiles and 85,300 individuals' profiles were held in New Zealand at the time of the survey.

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Detailed analysis

Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Act of 1995[1]

Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Act of 2003[2]

Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Act 2009[3]




  1. Put. Act. 1995 No. 55 (Oct. 24, 1995).
  2. Pub. Act. 2003 No. 11 (Oct. 30, 2003).
  3. Pub. Act. 2009 No. 46 (Nova. 2, 2009).