Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Privacy concerns as China expands DNA database; BBC News, May 17, 2017

BBC News; 

Privacy concerns as China expands DNA database

""Mass DNA collection by the powerful Chinese police absent effective privacy protections or an independent judicial system is a perfect storm for abuses," Sophie Richardson, China director at Human Rights Watch said in a statement.

DNA collection can have legitimate policing uses in investigating specific criminal cases, she explains. "But only in a context in which people have meaningful privacy protections."
"Until that's the case in China, the mass collection of DNA and the expansion of databases needs to stop.""

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