The Genetics Policy Initiative, a collaboration of GeneWatch UK, Privacy International, and the Council for Responsible Genetics, seeks to achieve a direct impact on the human rights standards adopted for DNA databases across the world. The project aims to build global civil society’s capacities to engage in the policy-making processes on the development of national and international DNA databases and cross-border sharing of forensic information and to protect human rights by setting international standards for DNA databases. An appropriate middle ground between the legitimate needs of law enforcement and a respect for individual rights is achievable. We must start now.
On this wiki, you are encouraged to engage and contribute to our knowledge of national DNA databases. These entries are based on our current knowledge of affairs in each country and we welcome your assistance in keeping them up to date and relevant. Below are links to entries for each country presently engaging in DNA databanking. In addition to country-specific information, we welcome any related discussion. Each page has a discussion link and a dedicated discussion page.