23 & you

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.”

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Access, Analytics, Controls, Corporation, Data quality, Definition, Duty, Governance, Information, Ownership, Policy, Privacy, Third parties

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s