23andMe Receives Data Security and Privacy Certifications

October 29, 2020
23andMe recently received two additional privacy certifications from third-party auditors, while successfully re-certifying an existing security certification.  ISO certifications are awarded after extensive audits by independent third-parties. An international standard-setting...
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At 23andMe It Starts with Privacy

August 26, 2020
Securing and protecting that data is paramount to 23andMe. We're committed to keeping our customers' trust and providing a secure place where they can explore their DNA, knowing their privacy is protected. That starts with giving our customers a choice in whether their data is shared. We also want our customers to clearly understand how their data might be used if they choose to share it, and by whom.
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How to be Careful With Your Raw DNA Data 

January 08, 2020
23andMe does not support uploading DNA data from other services. While it allows customers to download their data, it cautions them about the potential risks of using raw data with third-party services.
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Our stance on protecting customers’ data 

November 07, 2019
A Florida judge recently issued a warrant granting law enforcement access to search the database of GEDmatch raising concerns about privacy and data protection. 23andMe has never shared customer data with law enforcement and is committed to protecting the privacy of its customers' data.
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23andMe Makes Honor Roll for Privacy and Security

April 29, 2019
After an audit by the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance (OTA), 23andMe was honored for protection, security and privacy of customer data. 23andMe was named to the OTA “Honor Roll”...
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An update to our API Program

September 06, 2018
23andMe has decided to make changes to its API program and establish new standards around scientific integrity and privacy that will be required for partners to be accepted.
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Best Practices for Protecting Consumers’ Privacy

July 31, 2018
23andMe joined forces with non-profit organization Future Privacy Forum along with Ancestry, Helix, and other leading personal genetic testing companies to issue a new Privacy Best Practices for Consumer Genetic Testing Services.
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23andMe Asks About DNA

September 18, 2017
23andMe conducts a national survey finding that a majority of Americans are interested in DNA testing as a way to learn about their health and ancestry.
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Sharing and Protecting Your Genetic Information

November 30, 2016
By James Rathmell, 23andMe Privacy Fellow Our mission at 23andMe is to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome. One way we do this is by giving...
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23andPrivacy: Your Data and Law Enforcement

March 16, 2016
23andMe outlines some of the ways it protects customers DNA data and privacy.
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