Caveat Emptor: How the Intersection of Big Data and Consumer Genomics Exponentially Increases Privacy Risks,
27 Health Matrix
Available at: http://scholarlycommons.law.case.edu/healthmatrix/vol27/iss1/8
Our genomic sequence constitutes the most sensitive and personal of information: uniquely identifying us, revealing our propensity to develop certain diseases and conditions, and exposing familial connections of close genetic relatives. Big Data enables consumer-genomics companies to collect, store, and electronically share genomic-sequence data in conjunction with numerous pieces of private health and personal information.