You may have heard of the DNA Identification Act of 1994, but what exactly is it and what does it do?

 

The DNA Identification Act of 1994 essentially created a national index of DNA identification records of all people convicted of crimes, DNA samples that have been collected from various crime scenes, and analyses of DNA samples recovered from unidentified human remains.

 

In addition to creating this index, the DNA Identification Act of 1994 also specified various rules and regulations for the labs that test DNA and contribute to the national index system.

 

And lastly, the DNA Identification Act of 1994, created criminal penalties for any and all persons who knowingly violated the privacy protection standards.