Conflicts among Ethics, Privacy and Public Interests: A Discussion of Evidence Admissibility in the Golden State Killer Case
This article tries to clarify the conflicts between ethics, human rights and public interests. Despite of the California police arresting suspects through the online DNA database, however there were several ethical and legal issues being clarified. On the ethical side, it was inappropriate to use the online DNA database without the consent of all users. And the investigation of police may infringe on users’ privacy at the same time. Despite of this case related to public interest, the admissibility of evidence from commercial online DNA database still needs to be confirmed.