Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-Southern California (GSHA-SC)
Saturday, November 9, 2019
DNA sites propose security plans to address genetic privacy fears
Recent weeks have seen a range of theoretical attacks against genetic genealogy services that could give access to people's DNA, but there is a plan to prevent them.
The two biggest genetic genealogy sites are hoping to introduce major new security measures to protect the DNA of millions of people, following recent concerns over risks to genetic privacy.
Anyone who takes a direct-to-consumer DNA test with a company such as 23andMe can download the raw data and upload it to third parties, often to help them find relatives.
Researchers last week
showed how attackers could upload faked DNA profiles to create family matches for users of one leading genetic genealogy site
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