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Looky: Scandihoovia wants rights to my DNA and to my closet

Invoking public safety, two Scandinavian countries are considering legislation that significantly invades individual rights. The Netherlands is considering banning women from wearing burkas "where they may interfere with public safety, perhaps by concealing the identity of a terrorist," reports Jurist. The news agency also reports that Sweden "plans to introduce a new law that would require anyone held on reasonable suspicion of a crime to provide a DNA sample to be kept in a national registry."

According to reporter Holly Manges Jones, the idea was proposed by  Swedish Justice Minister Thomas Bodstrom. When asked to rationalize how the law would infringe on individuals, Bodstrom reportedly responded by "saying simply that they just 'shouldn't commit a crime.' The law is expected to be in place by Jan. 1, 2006.

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