Company Family Tree DNA, which is one of the largest players in the market for DNA analysis at home, has decided to work closely with the FBI. The data from the autumn are available to the authorities, who can conduct a comparative analysis in the investigation of criminal offenses, as well as to identify the remains.
The FBI gained access to the data of millions of people with the ability to trace the family ties between them. The company stressed that the representatives of the Bureau will not receive any special advantages in comparison with other users registered in the database. It is alleged that only what other users of the system can see will be revealed to them.
However, in certain cases, you can get a special permit, approved by the court, in which case the Bureau’s staff will be allowed to access the closed data.