Re: An independent DNA database authority
I agree very few things are inevitable.
1) DNA is undeniably a powerful tool for crime detection, proving innocence as well as guilt.
2) Like most biometric data (e.g. fingerprints) DNA can be easily collected - it isn't secret data.
If some organisation was determined and well-funded enough they could obtain a sample of your DNA, and therefore a profile.
I personally think that a database of DNA information on convicted criminals would be a good thing, provided access to the information was strictly controlled and the "raw" DNA profile was always kept secret.
Whether this government is capable of implementing a sensible and fair scheme, seems unlikely, with the clowns we see in charge...