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Dutch Intelligence and Security Act Sidelines 25 Years of Criminal DNA Regulations

The Dutch Intelligence and Security Act enables the use of DNA research and the creation of a DNA database by the General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD). This DNA test is intended for identifying and...

by Nederlands Juristen Comité voor de Mensenrechten

The Dutch Intelligence and Security Act enables the use of DNA research and the creation of a DNA database by the General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD). This DNA test is intended for identifying and verifying identities of persons who are listed as a "target" by the AIVD. In practice, the facilities at the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) will be used, in particular when comparing a DNA profile of a 'target' with the Dutch DNA database for criminal matters that the NFI manages. The DNA database will therefore be used for issues for which it was not originally intended.

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