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Daily Dashboard | Op-ed: DNA collection at US borders risks future of privacy Related reading: Notes from the IAPP, Feb. 21, 2020

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In an op-ed for The New York Times, Professors Daniel Morales, Natalie Ram and Jessica Roberts write about the potential for "dystopia" as the U.S. rolls out DNA collection for detained immigrants at ports of entry. The trio argues the government program "took a decisive step toward collecting and tracking" not only for immigrants, but also potentially U.S. citizens in the future. "Anonymity can be of real social value. Being able to stay unknown enables people to do important things," the authors write. "If the government has the genetic profiles of all Americans, it may be able to trace us wherever we go." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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