Privacy Concerns Over Cracked Serial Killer Case
Investigators plugged in Joseph DeAngelo’s DNA from one of the crime scenes to genealogy websites. They eventually found him following family trees and narrowing it down. Those sites are used to find relatives and learn more about their background. Police used it, like any other person, just uploading DeAngelo’s DNA to the website. There aren’t strong privacy laws to keep police from ancestry site databases… Critics say, it’s raising legal and privacy concerns for the millions of people who submit their DNA to those sites.
Does this make you think twice about sending your info to these companies?