New Scientist Magazine Investigates Genetic Privacy
I was particularly interested in the first article, which includes an excellent analysis of US state laws and penalties that could apply to infidelity or paternity testing conducted suriptiously. Oregon is one of the states included in the analysis, stating that "a person may not obtain genetic information from an individua, or from an individual's DNA sample, without first obtaining informed consent of the individual or the individual's representative." Penalties include "up to 1 year in jail. Fine up to $6,250. Civil right of action for damages."
(Image credit. New Scientist, 2009. Click to enlarge.)