Is Your DNA In A Database? Doesn’t Matter. New Study Finds That DNA Databases Can Send The Police Or Hackers To Your Door – Even If You Didn’t Submit Your DNA
More than 60 percent of Americans who have some European ancestry can be identified using DNA databases — even if they have not submitted their own DNA, researchers reported Thursday.
Enough people have done some kind of DNA test to make it possible to match much of the population, the researchers said. So even if you don’t submit your own DNA, if a cousin does, it could lead people to you.