International DNA databases

GeneWatch UK, the Council for Responsible Genetics and Privacy International are working together on the Forensics Genetics Policy Initiative to develop international standards in this area. Visit our website.

These pages provide information about the state of development of DNA databases worldwide.

To find press articles, click on the alphabetical menu on the right to find the country you are looking for (note that these pages are still under development and that articles are currently only available in English).

For a comprehensive review of existing national legislation on DNA databases, visit the website of the Council for Responsible Genetics.

The GeneWatch UK briefing outlines the human rights issues associated with the expansion of DNA databases worldwide.

If you would like to share information about your own country or seek more information, please contact us.

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