Filed Under Tag #Transparency

DNA Data Security Concerns

In 2018, prosecutors were able to locate the Golden State serial killer by using DNA data to track down a close relative and investigating from thereon. The data was available on an unnamed genealogy website.

Over the last decade or so, DNA testing has become a publicly available service that has been used by millions of people. These services offer special features such as personalized health risk reports, ancestry and family tree research, nutrition guidance, and beauty recommendations.

Government Accountability and Data

How does the American public view the transparency efforts of local, state, and federal governments, and who do they trust to keep their data secure? A survey of over 1,000 Americans combines with data on hundreds of thousands of FOIA requests to dig into the issue.