Probing your DNA could trigger future privacy violations

In the wake of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data scandal, experts are warning about the potential dangers of handing over your genetic code to private international corporations.

Timothy Caulfield says he had “zero privacy concerns” when he spit into a test tube and mailed it off to 23andMe, a DNA genetic testing and analysis company, for a book he was writing in 2012.

But in the wake of the recent Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data scandal, the university professor is reconsidering the potential perils of voluntarily handing over his DNA to a private firm.

Source: Probing your DNA could trigger future privacy violations | CBC News

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