June 09, 2009

Precrime in Camden

Anything you say may be taken down and used as evidencePractical Ethics: Precrime in Camden: using DNA profiles for crime prevention - I blog about the claims from the UK police that DNA profiling of innocents is not just solving a lot of crimes but is so good at preventing them that it motivates arrests in order to get DNA samples. Unsurprisingly I am not convinced.

The problem isn't DNA databases, it is that we allow sloppy use of them. We should demand ten times as much transparency and accountability from our governments than they should be allowed to demand from us.

Posted by Anders3 at June 9, 2009 01:35 AM