Tag: Ancestry

Archived: White Cop Files Lawsuit Claiming Coworkers Mocked His African Heritage, Gets 65K Settlement

Racism is rampant at a police department in Michigan, but it’s not clear if an officer, who considers himself white, experienced discrimination without also making fun of Black people himself. Sgt. Cleon Brown shared with members of the Hastings, Mich., police department what he learned of his ancestry after taking…

Archived: Consumer Backlash Causes 23andMe, Ancestry and Others to Get Consent Before Sharing DNA Data with Police or Businesses

A handful of genetic testing companies have voluntarily agreed on a set of guidelines to address privacy after backlash concerns from consumers on sharing DNA data, especially since law enforcement now utilizes genealogy websites to crack cases. 23andMe, Ancestry, Helix, MyHeritage, Habit, African Ancestry and FamilyTreeDNA, in collaboration with the…