Privacy Tip #314 – Got a Genetic Testing Kit for Christmas? Read This Before You Send In That Swab
I have written about genetic testing kits before, but this subject matter is worth repeating. I find that people don’t always understand the consequences of sending a swab to a genetic testing company. Consumer Reports recently came out with a study led by its Digital Lab experts entitled “The Privacy Problems of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing” which prompted me to revisit this as a Privacy Tip.
This is always a fun topic during my Privacy Law class, and students are often shocked when we discuss the laws that apply—or, don’t apply—to this highly sensitive information.