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The use of genealogy sites to help prosecutors convict criminals has created a privacy ethics dilemma, The New York Times reports. Genetic information from GEDmatch recently helped prosecutors convict a man in a 32-year-old murder case, and Genetic Genealogist CeCe Moore said such information “will become a regular, accepted part of law enforcement investigations.” Public access to the genetic information is the privacy issue at hand as “genealogy influencers” have debated whether the use of such personal information is ethically acceptable given that the defendant did not consent to the sharing and use of their DNA records. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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