A Private Equity Firm Bought Ancestry, and Its Trove of DNA, for $4.7B

""Since the Golden State killer case kind of exploded, we've seen there are risks to law enforcement authorities wanting to have access to that data,” said Jen King, Director of Consumer Privacy at the Center for Internet and Society

King said consumers should ask themselves whether it is worth it to hand over their genetic code to a consumer testing company, especially since the data they are providing isn’t just about themselves, but also about the people they are genetically related to.

“Ultimately there's no specific protections for that data. So you kind of just have to rely on the companies to say they’ll do what they're going to do and honor their promises and not sell off your data to the highest bidder if they go bankrupt or what have you,” King said."