Golden State Killer DNA Raises Privacy Concerns

Golden State Killer DNA Raises Privacy Concerns
By now, you’ve probably heard that the Golden State Killer was apprehended not long ago. That was thanks to using public DNA testing data to find genetic markers among massive pools, then narrow down their suspect based on known criteria — age, relative location, public birth records, etc. That might inspire law enforcement professionals and CSI fans, but it raises huge data privacy questions. “This is really tough,” University of Washington DNA forensics ethicist Malia Fullerton said.

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