Jul 302017
 
 July 30, 2017  Breaches, Business, Court, Healthcare  Add comments

Turna Ray reports:

Genealogy firm Family Tree DNA has challenged the constitutionality of Alaska’s Genetic Privacy Act on the grounds that the statute is so vague in its definitions of terms, such as “DNA analysis,” “disclosure,” and “informed consent,” that the firm cannot know how to comply with the law.

The move is part of Family Tree DNA’s defense strategy in a lawsuit in which a customer, Alaska resident Michael Cole, is alleging the company breached his rights under the Genetic Privacy Act by publicly sharing his genetic information without his consent.

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