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Cops are asking Ancestry.com and 23andMe for their customers’ DNA

Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:43 pm

Cops are asking Ancestry.com and 23andMe for their customers’ DNA

When companies like Ancestry.com and 23andMe first invited people to send in their DNA for genealogy tracing and medical diagnostic tests, privacy advocates warned about the creation of giant genetic databases that might one day be used against participants by law enforcement. DNA, after all, can be a key to solving crimes. It “has serious information about you and your family,” genetic privacy advocate Jeremy Gruber told me back in 2010 when such services were just getting popular.

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Re: Cops are asking Ancestry.com and 23andMe for their customers’ DNA

Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:01 pm

Cops are asking Ancestry.com and 23andMe for their customers’ DNA

When companies like Ancestry.com and 23andMe first invited people to send in their DNA for genealogy tracing and medical diagnostic tests, privacy advocates warned about the creation of giant genetic databases that might one day be used against participants by law enforcement. DNA, after all, can be a key to solving crimes. It “has serious information about you and your family,” genetic privacy advocate Jeremy Gruber told me back in 2010 when such services were just getting popular.

http://fusion.net/story/215204/law-enfo ... =theme_top
Thanks for the excerpt and link. I knew that something like this would end up happening.

With DNA profiling there are also other privacy violations and collateral effects which one is subject to.

I wrote this article last year regarding DNA profiling, DNA data banks, DNA databases -

DNA profiling: privacy violations & collateral effects
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