India’s Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan introduced the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018, to the Lower House, BloombergQuint reports. The move came despite a demand from Congress that the bill be sent to the Standing Committee due to privacy concerns. Congress Leader Shashi Tharoor said the bill fails to establish “procedural safeguard,” adding, “It will enable creation of a big brother state. It is not a panacea ... Enacting this law before bringing in a robust data protection law will have a bearing on the right to privacy.”
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