basketball-hall-of-fame-jerseys,The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill will be taken up by Parliament in the ongoing monsoon session. The Bill has had several iterations over the past 15 years, even as more than 60 nations have given the requisite legislative backing to the activities involving DNA technology—largely policing/investigative forensics—that need regulation. The standing committee of Parliament, in February 2021, had flagged many important concerns; hopefully, the Bill to be presented addresses these.
The committee had recommended that the government clarify on the apprehensions that certain communities will bear a disproportionate burden from use of such DNA profiling in the criminal justice system. While the committee didn’t recommend the deletion of the provisions relating to harvesting of DNA from ‘undertrials’ and ‘suspects’ in crimes and maintaining related data, it did flag the dangers of this. The Bill does include a consent clause in these specific cases, but there is also a provision to override these. It will amount to an invasion of bodily privacy of such individuals if they are eventually acquitted or are no longer a suspect.,long-tennis-net-height