India’s proposed DNA Technology Regulation Bill is raising privacy concerns, Reuters reports. The bill would create a DNA Regulatory Board and store DNA information of victims, those accused of crimes and those reported missing in national and regional data banks. Takshashila Institution Research Fellow Shambhavi Naik raised concerns over what data may be stored and the information DNA can disclose about an individual. Member of Parliament Jairam Ramesh said the bill includes safeguards “to ensure privacy is not violated wantonly and egregiously.”
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