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Lots of positives from sharing your genetic information online.  You can find distant relatives and explore your heritage.  Or locate a serial killer.

“Use of Database Raises Questions,” The Wall Street Journal, April 30, 2018 A6.  Private genetics website used to link the DNA from a murder scene to the suspected Golden State Killer.

I haven’t read the terms and conditions of the site at issue, but suspect that it does not prohibit the use of the data by law enforcement (perhaps unlike Uber in the Greyball case).  Does it invade your privacy for the government to look at data that you have made available to a large groups of “others”?  Who can the suspect sue for violating the terms and conditions?  And what would be his damages?

So, add genetics to the definition of “information.”

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