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Genetic Privacy in Minnesota: Unintended Conflicts and Consequences

A recent decision of the Minnesota Supreme Court highlights a range of personal data privacy questions regarding what “persons” other than governmental agencies are covered by the terms of the Genetic Privacy Act. On November 16, 2011, in Bearder v Minnesota1 the Minnesota Supreme Court held that the genetic information section of the Minnesota Government Data […]

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The Privacy Paradox

Ten years after its birth, the right of privacy in Minnesota continues to raise conflicting considerations. In July 1998, Minnesota joined virtually every other state in recognizing an individual’s right of privacy.  After years of unsuccessful effort, privacy advocates enthusiastically greeted the Minnesota Supreme Court’s adoption of a common law right of privacy.  Those who […]

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