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
The privacy-related offences proposed under Data Protection Bill 2018 are on par with the GDPR.
The Bill does not provide the data principal with adequate rights to exercise control over his data
The Bill prescribes a broad jurisdiction clause, both territorial and extra-territorial jurisdiction