Jim asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 8 months ago

I have a Question on these DNA Ancestry Kits?

After someone submits their DNA to one of these companies, is it now a matter of public record.  Can law enforcement access your DNA?

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  • 8 months ago

    YES... they get it all the time.. all they have to do is file a search warrant to the company..

  • John H
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    They have before and will probably do so again. You have NO protections.

  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    It is not public, those companies are private. Accessing their information would require a court order. If they had a court order, they could just take your DNA and not go through the company. 

  • 8 months ago

    Yes, they can, presuming the customer has voluntarily provided their data to the GEDmatch open source database. If you don't provide your DNA results to GEDmatch, police will not be able to access your DNA data.

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  • 8 months ago

    No, it is not public record.

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    A great way for any company to make money by changing you to send you entertainment results and to collect a very valuable database which as these companies are set up to make money they can sell on or sell access to their databases............ so of course, it has already been done in many instances selling on access to databases

  • Sally
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Who told you it was public record? The companies are private.

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Yes they can since it is put into a national database.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Every company is different but the companies do state what is does with the information and who has access to it in the paperwork that comes with the kit.  You just need to read the fine print.

  • 8 months ago

    Yep. They sure can.

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