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Privacy Concerns Cited in DNA Exclusion

BIOMETRICS

July 27, 2012

The National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains is slated to move forward next year but will not include DNA data, The Globe and Mail reports. Federal Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews said the government “accepted in principle” petitions asking for voluntary DNA inclusion in the databank but said the recommendation raises “a number of complex legal, privacy, financial and practical considerations.”
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