Complaints about AncestryDNA and 23andme sent to UK data watchdog

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Mountain View, California, USA. 31st Jan, 2014. 23andMe is a privately held California based direct to consumer personal genetic/ancestry testing and tracking service where applicants supply, through a specially made plastic capture tube, a saliva sample

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Three of the biggest home DNA testing companies in the UK have all been the subject of complaints to the data watchdog, figures released under freedom of information rules show.

Since January last year, the Information Commissioner’s Office received a total of 16 complaints about AncestryDNA, 23andme and MyHeritage. The cases appear to have been relatively low level, but several required action by the companies involved, as well as the ICO having to raise concerns with them and give advice on compliance …

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