Mar 262016
 
 March 26, 2016  Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

From the is-anyone-really-shocked-by-this dept.

Paul Elias reports:

Investigators are broadening their DNA searches beyond government databases and demanding genetic information from companies that do ancestry research for customers.

Two major companies that research family lineage for fees around $200 say that over the last two years, they have received law enforcement demands for genetic information stored in their DNA databases.

Ancestry.com and competitor 23andme report a total of five requests from law agencies for the genetic material of six individuals in their growing databases of hundreds of thousands.

Read more on ABC.

  One Response to “Law enforcement seeks out private DNA databases”

  1. pretty sad that law enforcement agencies have to rely on private dna companies in order to do their job.

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