One little change — The Legal Genealogist

Enable us, Family Tree DNA! The furor over the unilateral decision of the genealogical DNA testing company Family Tree DNA to change its terms of service and open its customer database to law enforcement for use in criminal investigations comes down in the final analysis to one word: choice. As The Legal Genealogist pointed out…

via One little change — The Legal Genealogist.

I am not normally a fan of class action lawsuits, but in this case, I will join it as FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) has violated not only its Terms of Service (TOS), but customer trust. That’s not counting any number of other things that FTDNA has done or is doing that go far beyond customer trust issues.

There are bigger issues at play and several bloggers have done a great job of bringing some of those to light. I will let a legal expert point out some of the worst issues that haven’t even been brought up yet.

Cite/link to this post: Judy G. Russell, “One little change,” The Legal Genealogist, posted 3 Feb 2019 ( : accessed (February 3, 2019))

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