Tell that to a holocaust survivor
Ah yes. "nothing to hide, nothing to fear". The usual nonsense. If it is true why do politicians want to hide so much?
In the Thiirties the Nazis used IBM punched card technology and knowhow to track down Jews, Gypsies and other "life not worthy of life". They would have had a much easier job if they had DNA matching technology.
This technology could be abused by white supremacists, black supremacists, extrremist religious groups with racial tendencies, Employers......
You cannot tell how a future government might abuse a technology, you cannot tell how it will be used by non-governemntal sources. All you can do is spot what you think is the worst case scenario and try to guard against it.
It seems to me that the people requiring this information either have sinister motives or they are so naive they do not think anyone could want to abuse the data or the technology.
AC wrote ===========================================================
"eah, I was thinking along those lines myself. I really dont understand the arguments against DNA collection!
If you've done nothing wrong then you've done nothing wrong. If your DNA is in the database then the police have one more sample with which to find the person who raped a 12 year old girl. If they can identify that your cousin is the sick bastard who they are looking for and your DNA pointed them in that direction, wouldn't you feel much better about the whole process? I know I would and I long for the day when one more tool to help stop disgusting crimes like that are more effective.
On the other side, if someone wants my DNA to do nasty stuff that you're all worried about, all they have to do is grab my refuse from outside my house. Toothbrushes, clothes, tin cans... Everything I touch can potentially have traces of my DNA on it if you're quick and able to look closely enough!"