Our Observatory has approached the eventual violation of the privacy of personal information using genetic data. But in more recent articles we have mentioned the strong interest of Chinese Communist party rulers to have identified by this means persecuted populations. The use of the YHARD database with thousand of global Y chromosome data (read HERE) is segmented in several data from minority ethnic populations such as the Uyghurs and Tibetans in China (read HERE), minorities that China rulers want to exterminate. Chromosome Y database also allows the Chinese unethical organ donation-transplant system identifies Uyghurs’ men profiles to harvest organs with the desired characteristics.
Genetic data privacy violated by Chines company
Last July 12 Reuters published a report entitled China’s gene giant harvests data from millions of women with genetic data and personal traits from females where Uygurus and Tibetan minorities could be identified including their offspring (read the full report HERE). The study has made a large investigation of this public genetic data and says that millions of prenatal blood samples are being used for “population research” by China. Using prenatal tests made by Chines company BGI group and branded NIFTY obtaining genetic data, patient traits, and medical history in many cases without informed consent that are being shared with Chinese authorities to use them for their interest. See Reuters video then our article continues.
Until now no country has ruled that genetic personal data is a matter of national security. In this respect, Reuters stated that it has reviewed over 100 publicly available documents to investigate links of the aforementioned data sharing with Chinese authorities particularly military authorities.
Genetic and personal data privacy is violated with impunity
Reuters report has great interest to prevent that these relevant data could facilitate ethnics persecution, a practice of the Chines Communist party rulers we have addressed. But the bioethical perspective of the right of privacy of the patient is what more concerns our Observatory. In this respect, we highlight the Human Genome Project politics defending personal information privacy in their huge genetic worldwide data.