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Religious dictators of Iran covet DNA identifiers of journalists — report

The Iranian government reportedly has a plan to create a biometric database collected from journalists. A news publisher that bills…

 

Thermo Fisher will no longer sell DNA kits in Tibet

American biotech company Thermo Fisher will no longer sell its DNA identification kits and equipment in Tibet in response to…

 

DNA collection from Chinese minority groups for biometrics research raises alarms

Information has emerged that the collection of DNA samples from over 200 Uyghurs and Kazakh people – each groups of…

 

Next stop for EU’s police biometric data-sharing rules – final signatures

The EU’s Prüm rules for exchanging data among police agencies have taken a large step toward being updated to include…

 

Thermo Fisher DNA identifiers at issue in call for new China sanctions

A special U.S. Congressional commission is urging the departments of Commerce, State and Treasury to restrict the export of DNA…

 

Don’t overlook US state law protecting collection of genetic data – legal insiders

A pair of news stories this month, one only tangentially related to personal privacy, again point out the stakes involved…

 

DNA collections, analysis find US government fans of all stripes

For whatever reason, state collection of DNA – a biometric identifier – does not stir the U.S. public, at least,…

 

Montana passes Genetic Information Privacy Act, continues to lead US in privacy protection

Montana has passed the Genetic Information Privacy Act with a number of broad definitions that provides wide protections for state…

 

GEDmatch loophole allows the police to access user DNA without their consent

On August 14th, DNA biometrics testing identified a body that was found on pilings in a Washington river a year…

 

UK police recruiting male Brits for an anti-crime DNA database

The UK policing authorities are on a mission to convince male Brits to anonymously hand over DNA samples to help…

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