State Genetic Privacy Statutes: Good Intentions, Unintended Consequences?
Bill of Health
AUGUST 10, 2023
By Christi Guerrini, David Gurney, Steve Kramer, CeCe Moore, Margaret Press, and Amy McGuire State legislators have enacted a flurry of genetic privacy bills that will strengthen the privacy and security practices of direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies and give customers more control over their data. What they might not realize is that these bills could be interpreted in ways that limit law enforcement’s ability to use a new technique that helps identify violent criminals and human rema