Congress first recognized this day in 2009 to raise awareness about the importance of protecting one’s personal data on the internet.
Christi Guerrini J.D., M.P.H., assistant professor with the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine has written an article calling attention to privacy implications of sharing DNA information. Quoting from the article at http://bit.ly/2RR1rVo:
“… thanks especially to last year’s Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, it’s probably fair to say that awareness that one’s online information might be misappropriated is at an all-time high. But are we any better at protecting ourselves?