What can I do about a DNA test and invasion of privacy?

About 14 years ago, I decided to give up my daughter for adoption. Her adoptive mother did a DNA test through ancestry.com. it just so happens that my father, who knew nothing of the pregnancy, also did the DNA test. This coincidence alerted them both letting them know that they were a match. I am

so unbelievable distraught by this because in my opinion, ancestry.com has now made a decision for me. I was not ready to tell anyone about this. Do I have any rights in this matter?

Asked on April 4, 2018 under Personal Injury, Indiana

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

No, you do not have any rights in regard to this: this is not actionable. Both people had the right to do a DNA test; ancestory.com had the right to offer the tests to them and perform them; ancestory.com did not (we presume) sign any contract or agreement with you to keep certain test results private or confidential--while it is unfortunate that this has caused you distress, everyone acted in a legal fashion and did what they are allowed to do; therefore, there is no legal recourse.


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