Difference between revisions of "Kuwait"

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**[http://www.arabtimesonline.com/news/kuwait-dna-law-rapped-us-daily-constitutional-court-weigh-privacy-protections/ Arab Times: Kuwait DNA law rapped in US daily – Constitutional Court to weigh privacy protections (15th September 2016)]
 
**[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/09/14/kuwait-plans-to-create-a-huge-dna-database-of-resident-and-visitors-scientists-are-appalled/ Washington Post: Kuwait plans to create a huge DNA database of residents and visitors. Scientists are appalled (14th September 2016)]
 
**[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/09/14/kuwait-plans-to-create-a-huge-dna-database-of-resident-and-visitors-scientists-are-appalled/ Washington Post: Kuwait plans to create a huge DNA database of residents and visitors. Scientists are appalled (14th September 2016)]
 
**[https://www.newscientist.com/article/2105483-kuwaits-mass-dna-database-is-a-huge-attack-on-genetic-privacy/ New Scientist: Kuwait’s mass DNA database is a huge attack on genetic privacy (12th September 2016)]
 
**[https://www.newscientist.com/article/2105483-kuwaits-mass-dna-database-is-a-huge-attack-on-genetic-privacy/ New Scientist: Kuwait’s mass DNA database is a huge attack on genetic privacy (12th September 2016)]

Revision as of 00:17, 17 September 2016

Kuwait set up its DNA database in 2002, with no specific DNA database legislation. There were renewed calls in 2012 for expansion. In 2015, Kuwait adopted a law making it mandatory for all citizens and foreign residents to be on a national DNA database.

The 2008 Interpol survey reports that 393 crime scene DNA profiles and 3,958 individuals' profiles were held in Kuwait at the time of the survey. According to Interpol, Kuwait's DNA database grew to 2,500 crime scene DNA profiles, 12,000 reference DNA profiles from individuals, 33 missing persons' DNA profiles, plus 58 unidentified human remains DNA profiles in 2011.

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