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DNA BILL

  Sep 04, 2020

DNA BILL

Q. Why is this in news?

A. Recently a draft report of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology has flagged issues about DNA Bill, they say that the Bill that proposes DNA sampling and profiling of citizens accused of crime or reported missing and storing their unique genetic information for administrative purposes has some alarming provisions that could be misused for caste or community based profiling, they pointed out that DNA profiles can reveal extremely sensitive information of an individual such as pedigree, skin colour, behaviour, illness, health status and susceptibility to diseases.

Q. What are the Concerns Raised by the Committee?

Misuse of Sensitive Information: 

Storage of DNA Profiles of Unconvicted Persons: 

Perfunctory Consent: 

Removal of DNA Profiles of Accused:

Absence of Robust Data Protections

Q. What are various provisions of DNA Bill?