Are You Unknowingly Forfeiting Your Genetic Privacy Rights? July 8, 2019

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I am not an attorney and any comments I post are not intended, nor should they be construed, as legal advice. If you need legal advice, please consult a legal expert who is familiar with the area of legal expertise you need.

I saw this recently, but was too busy to post it – Are You Unknowingly Forfeiting Your Genetic Privacy Rights?: http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/x/822376/Data+Protection+Privacy/Are+you+unknowingly+forfeiting+your+genetic+privacy+rights

The issue of genetic privacy is getting a lot of attention in the media lately, mainly due to the role DNA has played in identifying suspects in prominent “cold cases” like that of the Golden State Killer. But use of these “genetic genealogy” tools has raised concerns from privacy advocates who fear that genetic information shared on public genealogy databases could be misused. While “oversharing” personal information on social media has become par for the course, it’s important to think carefully about what information you’re publishing on the internet and who might have access to that information in the future.

How does “genetic genealogy” work?

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Genetic privacy: what do you need to know?

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How can you protect yourself?

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The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.

 

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