Kenya’s Plan to Store Its Citizens’ DNA Is Facing Massive Resistance

February 21, 2019

(Quartz) – Seeking to build a central identification platform, Kenya is storing the fingerprints, eyes, faces, voices, DNA, and location of its nearly 50-million population, and linking the data to everything from identity cards to access to education, health, and social services. The plan has alarmed digital advocates and civil libertarians who say it raises questions over human rights, ethics, and possible breaches of privacy.

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