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Electronic Frontier Foundation goes after warrantless DNA collection

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When it comes to searching the most sensitive part of our bodies—our DNA—the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures should be a strong bulwark, keeping the government out of our most personal and private biological information. But in the last few years, those protections have been eroded as courts throughout the country, including the US Supreme Court, have approved of the warrantless DNA collection of people arrested for crimes—individuals who are presumed to be innocent in the eyes of the law. A new amicus brief we filed on Monday argues that these decisions don’t mean the complete death of Fourth Amendment protection from DNA collection.

Read the full, original story here: EFF Asks Court to Review California’s Warrantless DNA Collection Anew

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