Skip to comments.Family Tree DNA will let customers opt-out of the FBI's genetic data
Posted on 03/14/2019 3:02:48 PM PDT by BenLurkin
The FBI was allowed to comb through the information in a bid to identify crime suspects, igniting confidentiality concerns and privacy fears. Now, the gene-testing service has announced it will let customers bar law enforcement from accessing their data.
Additionally, law enforcement agencies will need to go through a "separate process" when uploading their own files to the database in search of matches, and this can only be done in an effort to identify a deceased person or suspects involved in homicide or sexual assault.
...Giving customers the opportunity to opt out of giving the FBI access is an important step in defining privacy rules in this murky area, but it still puts the onus on the customer to manage their data, when some would argue the company should be protecting it by default.
(Excerpt) Read more at engadget.com ...
Hay, I have a great bridge in NYC I would like to sell cheap, getting out of the business.
As if they wouldn’t sell it to CODIS for the right price.
Beat me to it, although my wording was going to be: “Yeah, right.”
So the FBI just secretly gets the DNA instead of officially getting it.
Somewhere in the depths of Hell Stalin is jealous of this surveillance capability.
I don’t believe it for a second. If the feds are looking for someone, they’re going to cull through all the data, guaranteed. The only difference will be when they go after a suspect whether they say the DNA match led them to the suspect or it was an “anonymous tip.”
opting-out probably gets you top priority for matching to everything they have DNA for.
If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to be afraid of, Comrade.
You knew I was a snake when you picked me up.
This is a Joke right?? Satire?? Someone hitting the pipe hard today??
I got $10 that says these DNA sights are Wholly Owned Subsidiary’s of the FBI, CIA, DEA, ATF,....
Sure, and I’m the queen of England.
LOL, that works until the “data breach” ftom China...or Russia.
I’d get good money that anyone who opts out gets red flagged and their DNA entered into the CODIS database immediately-on the suspicion that they have something to hide, of course...
So what about every bodies rights that got jackbooted before the “opt-out”?
“bet good money” not “get”
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