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Daily Dashboard | Genetic privacy in question with law enforcement's use of DNA tests Related reading: A view from DC: Where CalOPPA fits in modern enforcement




The Wall Street Journal reports privacy advocates are taking issue with FamilyTreeDNA allowing law enforcement to use the 1.5 million records in the company's genetic database without a warrant or proper consent from users. “Taking a DNA test does not just tell a story about me. DNA tests inevitably reveal information about many other people too, without their consent,” University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Associate Professor Natalie Ram said. “Should genetic databases be allowed to make up the rules as they go along?” Meanwhile, Government Technology reports on the growing privacy concerns with increased use of facial-recognition software in U.S. airports. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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