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California and Florida Introduce Two More Genetic Privacy Laws Into the Mix

October 20, 2021

Via: JD Supra

Florida and California join a growing minority of states enacting laws protecting a person’s genetic information (Nevada and Alaska also have laws). Florida’s new genetic privacy law, known as Protecting DNA Privacy Act, went into effect on October 1, 2021. California’s governor recently signed the Genetic Information Privacy Act (GIPA) into law on October 6, 2021. It will go into effect on January 1, 2022.

Florida and California take different approaches to their genetic privacy laws. Violations of Protecting DNA Privacy Act are subject to criminal penalties while violations of GIPA are subject to civil penalties. We outline some of the highlights of each below.

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