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From: "Lowe DNA" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] Database Privacy
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 19:17:16 -0600
I agree this type of litigation will happen sooner or later....but my
LOWE DNA results will connected only to a deceased LOWE great grandfathers
My policy is that No living individual or those with living next of kin
will be identified or disclosed by me in any part of our men's DNA project
even with their written permission....
What is of some interest, is a DNA testing company going out of business
and selling its assets and databases to a rival firm in another state or
country.....who is bound to privacy then ??... Is the receiver of this DNA
information prohibited from selling this set of DNA results with names to
an insurance firm or medical database supplier... Is the govt. itself
controlled from unintentionally releasing information as the SSN folks
initially did with their SSN files? A hundred such possible scenarios
might play themselves out in our minds....Lots of questions and I agree with
you...and few answers.......
Only you and I can take the lead here and push legislation to prohibit
such litigation and disclosure of information..
"You have to wonder if someone might contrive a lawsuit in this country
resulting from having been identified from a database, even if they gave