In Belgium, privacy and the interests of the child are protected by law. Life-ID subscribes to Belgian law and obeys it strictly.
We do not relate DNA profiles to identities, unless we have explicit written authorisation to do that from the people concerned. DNA-profiles are known by sample number only, and are removed from our records after completion of the analysis. DNA profiles are not passed on or stored, neither electronically nor in hardcopy.
It is up to our customers to take up responsibility concerning the origin of the samples they provide for analysis, and the processing of analysis results.
In that respect Belgian customers have to take into account that the processing of identity information must be justified as described in the law on protection of the privacy of December the 8th,1992.
The interests of the child
For sanguinity analysis we ask the explicit written consent of every person involved, and in case a minor is involved, the explicit written consent of all legal custodians, who act in the interest of the minor.
DNA-identification is not a diagnostic analysis. The results have no implications concerning the health or physical properties of the identified person.