My DNA, My Family, My Rights

This website is a free information resource about your DNA and genetic information. Your DNA can be used to identify you and your relatives. It also contains some personal information about your health and that of your family.

This website is about your rights. This includes:

  • Your right to privacy, and when police and governments can override this
  • Your rights as a consumer, if you buy a genetic test
  • The rights you have if you agree to take part in human genetic research

This information resource will grow over time.

DNA basics

Find out how your DNA and genetic information can be collected and used.

Commercial DNA tests

What are your rights if you take a commercial ancestry, health or paternity test?

Medicine and Research

What rights do you have if your DNA is collected for a medical genetic test or a research project?

Police and immigration

Find out how DNA can be used by police and immigration services.

ID databases

Could your genetic information be included in your passport or ID card in the future?

Universal DNA databases

Could whole populations have their DNA collected?