Ancestry.com Disclosure of Genetic Information Illinois GIPA Class Action

What privacy rights do we have to our genetic information? Illinois has a Genetic Information Privacy Act (GIPA) that attempts to protect privacy rights in that area. The complaint for this class action alleges that Ancestry.com DNA, LLC has violated that law because it disclosed genetic information to Blackstone, Inc., a private equity firm that  Read more

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Blackstone Transfer of Genetic Information Illinois GIPA Class Action

The Blackstone Group, Inc. acquired Ancestry.com DNA, LLC, a genetic testing company, in 2020. The complaint alleges that this involved “the illegal transfer of thousands if not millions of individuals’ genetic information to [Blackstone], a multi-billion-dollar private equity firm…” The law cited is Genetic Information Privacy Act (GIPA), an Illinois state law that the complaint  Read more

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