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From: "Lawrence Mayka" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] CNN article: The government has your baby's DNA
Date: Sun, 7 Feb 2010 13:11:22 -0600
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The United States now has a similar DNA database, susceptible to exactly the
same abuses:
Immigration and civil liberties groups condemned a new U.S. government
policy to collect DNA samples from all noncitizens detained by authorities
and all people arrested for federal crimes.
This month, the European Court of Human Rights unanimously ruled that a
British policy to collect fingerprints and DNA of all criminal suspects,
including those later deemed innocent, violated privacy rights.

> From: [mailto:genealogy-dna-
> ] On Behalf Of Lawrence Mayka
> The current national fingerprint database, IAFIS,
> includes only those who have been arrested.

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