At FamilyTreeDNA, user privacy is an extremely high priority for us and something we take seriously. Below is our transparency report covering law enforcement requests for member data.

In certain circumstances, FamilyTreeDNA may be required by law to comply with a valid court order, valid trial, grand jury, subpoena, or search warrant for genetic or personal information. FamilyTreeDNA requires valid legal process in order to consider producing information about our users.

This report was last updated on May 1, 2018 and will be updated on a quarterly basis.

Summary

  • FamilyTreeDNA has received 2 valid subpoenas for user information as of May 1, 2018. We provided information in response to both requests.
  • We received no requests for information related to genetic information of any FamilyTreeDNA member, and we did not disclose any such information to law enforcement.

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National Security Requests

As of May 1, 2018, FamilyTreeDNA has never received a National Security Letter, an order under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or any other classified request for user information pursuant to the national security laws of the United States or any other country.

Law Enforcement Information

In certain circumstances, FamilyTreeDNA may be required by law to comply with a valid court order, valid trial, grand jury, subpoena, or search warrant for genetic or personal information. FamilyTreeDNA requires valid legal process in order to consider producing information about our users.

We take every action possible to protect user privacy and make every effort to give the minimum degree of cooperation legally required when complying with legal requests for information.

In the event we are required by law to make a disclosure, we will notify users in advance, unless doing so would violate the law or a court order. To learn more about how FamilyTreeDNA handles law enforcement requests for user information, please see our Law Enforcement Guide.