Direct to DNA Websites: Are they Becoming De Facto Universal Databases?
Shannon’s research discussed various real-world scenarios in which DNA databases have been utilized to convict criminals, then focused on privacy issues and the Fourth Amendment rights of individuals. Of primary concern to Shannon was whether or not consumers really know what they are agreeing to when using DNA services. Shannon proposed that DNA website services make their user agreements more transparent in their policies and have the courts and legislation make a more definitive stance on where DNA secured by websites falls under the Fourth Amendment.
Shannon, Claudia, "Direct to DNA Websites: Are they Becoming De Facto Universal Databases?" (2020). Student Scholar Series. 34.