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Daily Dashboard | Growth of police DNA databases raise concerns Related reading: Council of State to examine Belgian DPA reform bill



The New York Times reports that as local law enforcement builds out its DNA databases across the country, many have begun to raise issue with the way in which Rapid DNA machines are being used. While police argue the system helps to quickly identify criminals, University of North Texas Center for Human Identification Associate Director Michael Coble said, “There are not the same standards and rules and safeguards that are in place for the national database.” Meanwhile, in the U.K., a court found a man guilty of two murders, thanks in part to evidence gathered from his GPS watch. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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