17. June 2013 20:45
Not so long ago, people who provided DNA in the course of research studies were told that their privacy was assured. Their DNA sequences were on publicly available Web sites, yes, but they did not include names or other obvious identifiers. These were research databases, scientists said,... [More]
13. June 2013 21:17
Latest version of law to create DNA database criticised for having provisions that violate human rights of innocent persons
WHILE the latest version of a law to create a DNA database has been welcomed as an improvement on the 2009 version, it has been criticised for having provisions that v... [More]
4. June 2013 00:20
The day that DNA cheek swabs officially became the new fingerprints deserves to be marked and remembered -- and not just because of the inevitable march of technology.
No, the Supreme Court’s 5-4 holding today in Maryland v. King, that anyone arrested for a “serious crime&r... [More]
3. June 2013 20:47
Routine DNA Testing After Arrest Upheld by Top U.S. Court
States can routinely collect DNA samples from people who are arrested for a serious crime, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled, limiting privacy rights and giving police a powerful investigative tool for solving old crimes.
24. May 2013 21:00
The plan, which is backed by British Prime Minister David Cameron, involves sequencing the DNA of everyone in England and adding this information as an attachment to each person's medical file – warns campaigner
In April, the Caldicott Committee, including British government chief scien... [More]
23. May 2013 00:00
The Forensic Genetics Policy Initiative (FGPI) is a global human rights project, chaired by the Council for Responsible Genetics, GeneWatch UK and Privacy International, which is dedicated to ensuring that the expansion of DNA databases is consistent with human rights principles.
2. May 2013 22:20
Police have been collecting for over a year now the DNA of African migrants who cross into Israel from Egypt and are incarcerated at the Negev’s Saharonim detention facility. The police wanted to find a way to collect the DNA of the migrants before they disappear in Tel Aviv, as ... [More]
30. April 2013 20:41
Dr Helen Wallace, director of GeneWatch UK, warned at a MedConfidential event in London that, beyond electronically storing patient records, the next step for the UK is linking these records with DNA and genetic information on an all-in-one database.
It is already public policy,... [More]
14. March 2013 00:07
March 13, 2013
Senator Tick Segerblom - Chair
Senator Ruben J. Kihuen - Vice Chair
Nevada Senate Judiciary Committee
401 S. Carson Street, Room 2121Carson City, NV 89701-4747
RE: SB 243
We are very concerned a... [More]
6. February 2013 23:10
Michigan could expand the collection of DNA samples to include people arrested on suspicion of all felony charges, under a package of bills considered by a Senate panel Tuesday.
Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, a Lawton Republican who introduced the bills, told the Senate Judiciary Committee T... [More]