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It's in the Fine Print

The success of companies such as 23andMe and Navigenics hinges on good data security, says Blaine Bettinger at the Genetic Genealogist. "A single security breach could potentially drive away future customers," he blogs. Bettinger also points to Ryan Calo's discussion of a panel at Stanford. Calo says that Navigenics "has committed in writing to resisting court orders, subpoenas, and other requests for information about their customers" and that 23andMe has made a similar promise, though verbally.