DNA Bill: To ensure justice is 'gene'-uine, govt must ensure privacy of individuals is respected as well
The proposed DNA Bill does not contain safeguards for eg, on why consent will be forced or assumed, exceptions to personal consent, and guidelines on sharing DNA data across borders, which are necessary to guide the exercise of this power whilst being respectful of individual liberty
DNA Technology Bill passed in Lok Sabha lacks clarity on consent, privacy and proper cost-benefit analysis
All said and done, some important safeguards and cost-benefit analysis are still lacking in the DNA Bill.
Lok Sabha passes Bill to create DNA bank of criminals, known offenders; clears use of technology to solve parentage disputes
The bill that provides for regulation of use and application of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) technology for establishing the identity of certain categories of persons, including offenders, victims, suspects and undertrials was passed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 prescribes a number of provisions legalising the non-consensual processing of data.