Proposed Privacy Laws Put Genetic Testing Cos. In Hot Seat
Law360 (February 24, 2020, 3:28 PM EST) -- Since the beginning of 2020, three states — California, Tennessee and Washington — have each proposed legislation that would expressly regulate the privacy practices of direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies.
This surge of legislative activity directed toward DTC genetic testing companies reflects what appears to be a growing concern regarding the sensitivity of individually identifiable genetic data.
The legislation proposed in California (S.B. 980), Tennessee (S.B. 1841) and Washington (H.B. 2485) would prohibit DTC genetic testing companies...
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