Florida Governor DeSantis Signs HB 833 on DNA Testing of Someone’s Else’s DNA
The following is a message posted to the IAJGS (International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies) Public Records Access Monitoring Committee and is reposted here with permission:
Governor on DeSantis (R) signed HB 833 on June 29, 2021. The law becomes effective on October 1, 2021.
The law prohibits DNA analysis and disclosure of DNA analysis results without express consent including the collection or retention of DNA samples of another person without express consent for specific purposes.
The new law may be read at: https://tinyurl.com/xbhzw2n5
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To read the previous IAJGS Records Access Alert postings about DNA, Florida privacy issues, and more go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/. You must be registered to access the archives. To register go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which genealogical organization with whom you are affiliated You will receive an email response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized.
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee