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    Ancestry takes DNA ownership rights from customers

    https://medium.com/@MedicalReport/an...s-dbafeed02b9e

    This sounds a bit scary for me. Is this scenario real?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiborg View Post
    https://medium.com/@MedicalReport/an...s-dbafeed02b9e

    This sounds a bit scary for me. Is this scenario real?
    From the comments section, ancestry's response:

    "Thank you for taking the time to read through our privacy policies and the Informed Consent — some items were taken out of context, which obviously caused a lot of confusion. We’d like to take the opportunity to set the record straight. As an AncestryDNA customer, you own your DNA and your data, and you control who gets access. You may also delete your data and DNA sample at any time. Please see the full Ancestry response here: https://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2017/05/21/setting-the-record-straight-ancestry-and-your-dna/"

    Ancestry has released updated Terms and Conditions. These changes apply to all AncestryDNA customers, past and future. The changes that are most relevant to the discussion below can primarily be found in Section 3 The AncestryDNA Service. These changes provide additional clarity around the policies that we already follow in terms of data ownership and sharing. A few highlights of the specific changes are below, but I encourage you to take a look at the whole document yourself.

    First, we very clearly state that AncestryDNA does not “claim ownership rights in the DNA that is submitted for testing.” You own your DNA; this sentence helps make it clear that nothing we do takes, or has ever taken, that ownership from you.
    Second, we’re clear that because you are owner of your DNA, we need you to grant us a license to your data so that we can provide our products and services to you and our other users, as well as develop new products and services. You can revoke this right at any time by requesting we delete your data or your account.
    Third, we explicitly state that we will not share your genetic data with employers, insurance providers or third party marketers without first getting your consent. We already follow this procedure, but this language makes our commitment to you explicit.

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    Thank you. Didn't saw the answer at my mobil. Interesting how people taken senses out of context to write scary articles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiborg View Post
    Thank you. Didn't saw the answer at my mobil. Interesting how people taken senses out of context to write scary articles.
    To be honest I've never been able to see what people could do with my DNA...

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