The method the police used to catch the infamous Golden State Killer raises fascinating privacy issues. To date, the US has focused on personally identifiable information. However, the Golden State Killer investigation proves how sensitive our genetic data is - both for ourselves and our relatives. Will genealogy sites become the target of heightened regulation?
California police tracked down serial murder and rape suspect Joseph DeAngelo by comparing DNA from crime scenes with genetic profiles stored on genealogy websites, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.