SC rules conducting DNA without consent is violation of right to privacy/liberty


Supreme Court has, in its recent judgment titled as Muhammd Nawaz versus Addi. District and Sessions Judge etc (Civil Petition No.2414L of 2015), held that there is no provision in law to conduct DNA test to establish parentage of someone or for any other purpose without the consent of the person amounts to violation of his fundamental rights. The Court deliberating upon the grave consequences of conducting DNA test, held that “the unauthorized collection of someone’s DNA can be considered a violation of their privacy, autonomy and freedom because it involves the collection of sensitive personal information without their knowledge or consent.”

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