Ductch health minister under fire for plan to let police grab medical DNA records

Privacy campaigners have attacked departing health minister Edith Schippers for reviving a plan to use DNA samples taken by medical staff in criminal investigations. Schippers has launched an internet consultation into the plan, which would give police and prosecutors access to the DNA databases kept by hospitals. Campaign group Privacy Barometer said the plan violated article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which states that people must be informed when their personal data is being used as part of a criminal inquiry.

Country: Netherlands

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: law enforcement, public consultation, personal data, European Convention on Human Rights, criminal investigations, health, DNA data

Posted on Monday 1 May 2017

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