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Report: Legal Reforms, Discussion Needed

GENETIC PRIVACY

January 20, 2012

The B.C. Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) says more needs to be done to protect the privacy of Canadians' genetic data, The Vancouver Sun reports. In the report "Genetic Privacy and Discrimination," the group says technological improvements and the expanded use of DNA by law enforcement means policy reforms and discussions are needed. "Genetic information can, or could one day, limit opportunities in employment, schooling and insurance matters, and even in decisions about reproductive choices" said BCCLA Policy Director Micheal Vonn. The Law Foundation of British Columbia funded the report.
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