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An Introduction to Familial DNA Searching for State, Local, and Tribal Justice Agencies

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GPIQWG, on behalf of Global, developed this overview to support state, local, and tribal (SLT) justice entities that are performing or considering performing familial DNA searching with a primer on the science of familial DNA and its use in criminal investigations, key issues implicated by familial DNA searching, and guidance on balancing the interests of both law enforcement and public safety with the privacy rights, interests, and concerns of affected persons. This issue paper is the result of an intense collaboration among the privacy professionals of GPIQWG and esteemed biometric, DNA, and familial DNA searching subject-matter experts (SMEs) who generously contributed their time and expertise to its content and development.

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Formal Document Title An Introduction to Familial DNA Searching for State, Local, and Tribal Justice Agencies
Author Global Privacy and Information Quality Working Group (GPIQWG)
Date Approved By GAC 10/1/2011
Last Revision Date 8/1/2016
Version Number 1st version
Pages 6
File Format Portable Document Format
File Size 923.3 KB

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