Q2 reports Billings Republican State Representative Daniel Zolnikov wants Montanans to be able to determine whether their DNA is shared with advertisers. So, in the upcoming legislative session, Zolnikov will propose a bill that will allow you to choose whether to share your DNA. Zolnikov says each time you take an online ancestry test or use facial recognition software on a cell phone, you share what’s called biometric information with the world– valuable information to advertisers, political campaigns and marketing companies– and it can be shared, often times at a substantial price. Vera Eidelman, a fellow with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Project on Speech, Privacy and Technology, says in a Washington Post op-ed that our DNA holds deeply sensitive family-related biometrics and giving away that data exposes deeply personal, confidential information. Get the story online at; KTVQ.com.

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