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Lunch Briefing: Privacy & Current Issues in the Consumer Genetics Industry

  • 421 Cannon House Office Building (map)

Dear Colleague:  

I wanted to bring your attention to a lunch briefing invitation you should have already received entitled Privacy & Current Issues in the Consumer Genetics Industry. The briefing will be held Thursday, September 13th at 12:00 PM in 421 Cannon and will feature Kate Black, Global Privacy Officer & Senior Counsel at 23andMe, who will describe 23andMe’s experience in consumer genetics, as well discuss the privacy practices and general privacy principles that all consumer facing companies should adopt.

Additional details below:

Lunch Briefing: Privacy & Current Issues in the Consumer Genetics Industry

Thursday, September 13, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
421 Cannon House Office Building
Lunch will be provided

RSVP to Megan Anderson Brooks at

(This widely-attended event complies with all appropriate regulations.)

Based in Mountain View, California, 23andMe offers the only FDA reviewed direct-to-consumer genetic testing services, and it is dedicated to helping individuals understand
and benefit from their own genetic information through DNA analysis technologies and web-based interactive tools. The company, named after the 23 pairs of chromosomes in a typical human cell, allows individuals to gain deeper insight into both their ancestry
and inherited health traits. 23andMe also provides its customers with the opportunity to advance genetic research through participation in 23andMe’s Research program.

Since its founding 12 years ago, 23andMe has helped to shape the way we think about and use our genetic information. On issues relating to advances in genetic research,
to drug discovery, to the privacy of genetic information, 23andMe has led the consumer genetics industry in adopting consumer-friendly practices and procedures.

We hope you will be able to attend this important briefing. If you have questions, please contact my staffer Molly.Fishman@mail.house.gov on my staff for more information. To RSVP for the briefing please email Megan Anderson Brooks at

I hope to see you there!   


Jackie Speier