Privacy fears over Greek DNA bank

Greece’s privacy watchdog yesterday expressed concerns about draft legislation foreseeing the creation of a DNA bank containing genetic information about all suspects arrested by the Greek police, which the force hopes would boost its crackdown on domestic terrorism.

Just a few days after slamming an amendment paving the way for authorities to use surveillance cameras without restrictions, the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (APPD) said it feared that the DNA bank bill, in its current form, could constitute a violation of privacy laws and of an individual’s right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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