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FTDNA allows Law Enforcement to submit kits in change to TOS

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  • #31
    Originally posted by Dinaj View Post
    I manage lots of kits - technically now, I should go back to each of those people and ask if they mind about this change. They probably won't, but that's not the point.
    We're all in Europe, so a foreign power's law enforcement authority can access our DNA, without our express consent.

    This isn't made up news.
    Read the Future of Privacy Forum's statement on FTDNA's behaviour.
    By choosing to remain opted into DNA matching, you are giving your express consent. You are acting like you have no choice in the matter, like this is being forced onto you but you know very well that's not true, you can opt out anytime. You say you "should" go back to those people and ask if they want to remain opted into matching with this change in mind, but have you? Because if you haven't then you're doing the exact same thing you're accusing FTDNA of doing - not informing people of the change in the situation right away. You say they "probably won't" change their minds about remaining opted into matching, but you don't know that, and you shouldn't be assuming or making that decision for them. Don't be a hypocrite.