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Europe Mass DNA sweep in privacy-loving France: Why no backlash?

To identify a rapist, police have asked more than 500 men and boys at a school to give DNA evidence. So far, the French public seem supportive.

By Staff writer / April 15, 2014

Yohan Bonnet/AP

The French fiercely protect their right to privacy – so much so that the country has famously been butting heads with American Internet giants like Google to protect French users from potential intrusions into their private lives.