Keeping Your DNA By Default

Massie is underwhelmed by the Tory plank on civil liberties:

You'll have to remember to ask the state to remove your DNA from the database. Which is fine and all about personal responsibility and so on. But the libertarian might think the presumption should be that innocent people should not be on the database at all. The Conservatives appear to think differently and this would seem to be a manifesto pledge crafted to help the government maintain as many samples on the register as possible.