Identifying DNA For Privacy Protection under the Law

J.A. Gladstone (USA)


DNA, privacy, identity, law, philosophy


The completion of the sequencing of the human genome and the resulting scientific advancements which have been made that have enabled ready access to information about one’s deoxyribonucleic acid (“DNA”), present unique challenges to defining legal privacy protections. In order to develop a comprehensive privacy model which will address the challenges to the individual’s autonomy that are presented by modern surveillance technologies, with a focus on genetics the author examines the relationship between privacy and identity and dignity and identity and DNA.

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