St Cross Seminar: Genomic Data in Law Enforcement Investigations: Joint Moral Rights and Collective Moral Responsibilities
The use of genomic health and ancestry data, notably DNA data held by private companies, by law enforcement in criminal investigations raises important ethical issues and requires ethically informed regulation. The ethical issues in play include informed consent, ownership rights to genetic data (e.g. (potentially) joint moral rights), the moral right not to self-incriminate and the collective moral responsibility to assist law enforcement in legitimate criminal investigations. The articulation and justification of relevant moral principles can yield ethical guidelines that give direction to regulators in this under-regulated area.
Date: 15 June 2023, 17:30 (Thursday, 8th week, Trinity 2023)
Venue: St Cross College, St Giles OX1 3LZ
Venue Details: Ian Skipper Room
Speaker: Professor Seumas Miller (University of Oxford)
Organising department: Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Organiser: Dr Hazem Zohny (University of Oxford)
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Host: Dr Hazem Zohny (University of Oxford)
Part of: New St Cross Special Ethics Seminar Series
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Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Rachel Gaminiratne