DNA Samples and Privacy

Friday, March 01, 2013


In over half of U.S. states and on the federal level law enforcement, after arresting you but before you’ve been convicted of any crime, can take a DNA sample from you. This week the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments about whether this kind of search violates 4th Amendment protections and is constitutional.  Bob speaks with New York Times reporter Adam Liptak about the what this kind of DNA samples mean for personal privacy.  


Adam Liptak

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Bob Garfield

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Mar. 07 2013 02:40 AM

The pluses & minuses of DNA databases must be discussed with the longer experience of the UK & EU & their problems & procedures. Their privacy statutes should provide a starting point for US discussion.

Mar. 03 2013 03:26 PM

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