Friday, July 16, 2021

PRC's Privacy Policy Predicament

 There are very few times in science when policy and politics make their way into the path of scientific advancement and inevitably slowing it down. More often than not, however, it is either due to a practice that many seem questionable, or, more nefariously, the individuals within power are attempting to influence their will into the areas of science. Very rarely do the two overlap, however a Chinese company that provides genetic testing in over 50 countries have some officials raising the alarm that such a database could lead to China developing advantages in numerous different fields. 

1 comment:

  1. It's always important to be wary of how information is collected and used by companies from their clients. I find it unethical for companies to utilize data, especially genetic information, to gain an advantage in other fields. I hope that stricter regulations will be put in place regarding how data obtained by genetic companies can be used.