The Home Office has published a formal UK 12 week Consultation on the Proposed European Evidence Warrant
As usual, the powers being sought all seem to be one way, ranged against the personal liberty and privacy of the individual.
Where in this proposal are there any explicit safeguards regarding Data Protection or Data Retention ?
It seems that the proposal allows for, say, criminal record information to be passed to a foreign police force, almost certainly via the Schengen Information System etc. computer networks and stored there forever, despite any UK "weeding" or removal of spent petty convictions according to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
Similarly, although the proposal does not allow for new DNA samples etc to be collected on behalf of a foreign police force, they will be granted access to any such existing DNA profiles, including those collected from totally innocent people currently being held on the UK National DNA Database.
Where are the safeguards and criminal penalties to protect us from foreign petty officials who abuse our UK personal data records, and vice versa ?