Privacy concerns on China’s expansion of DNA database
China is building DNA database, and it lacks privacy protection measures.
Human right activists warn China about their DNA Database, it could be used for false measures.
Meanwhile, a database of suspicious and convicted criminals already exists in multiple countries. China wants to make a large one with all the citizens, regardless of suspicion or doubt.
All the citizens called to give their blood samples for DNA Database.
Susceptible factions and minorities seem to be the target of the push.
Those including political dissidents, migrant workers, and religious or ethnic minorities like the Muslim Uighurs in western Xinjiang region of China.
Latest news updates, Xinjiang bought the equipment of worth $10billion to formulate the collection of DNA and indexing it.
‘they need to halt Expansion of DNA Database’
This program can increment the political control, Human Rights Watch warned.
China’s director for HRW, Sophie Richardson said, “Mass DNA collection by the powerful Chinese police absent effective privacy protections or an independent judicial system is a perfect storm for abuses.”
DNA collection must use only in legal issues, like the investigation of particular cases, “But only in a context in which people have meaningful privacy protections,” she explained further.
“If it is not the case, China should stop the process until they acquire the resources of protection. Otherwise, it can cause troubles for them.”