The Acworth Republican introduced a bill Friday aimed at outlawing genetic profiling in Georgia by banning businesses, government agencies and schools from using genetic information in hiring and deciding whether to grant a life insurance policy.
"It's not a fear of the future," said Setzler, who led a yearlong study of bioprivacy issues. "It's an obligation of us as leaders to get ahead of the technology, so we can reap the benefits but be ahead of the risks."
—Greg Bluestein, "House proposal would ban genetic profiling," The Associated Press, February 2, 2007
Legislation that would ban such Orwellian-sounding tactics as the mandatory implantation of tracking microchips in people and the wholesale creation of DNA databases is being drafted, and it should be ready for a full debate at the Capitol soon.
—Travis Fain, "Bioprivacy an addition to lexicon at Capitol," The Macon Telegraph, January 31, 2007
—"International Biometric Group Announces BioPrivacy Best Practices," Business Wire, July 19, 2001
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