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March 17th 2014:What Individuals Should Know about Protecting their Genetic Information

Dr. Bill Bonner is Associate Professor at the Paul J. Hill School of Business, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, http://is.gd/HozMoL. Ma’n H. Zawati, LLB, LLM, lawyer, is Academic Coordinator of the Centre of Genomics and Policy at McGill University, www.genomicsandpolicy.org. They highlight their careers and work in protecting personal health and genetic heritage information. They identify challenges to privacy with the increasing use of big computers. They discuss the most challenging of the challenges for individuals deciding whether to consent to computer compilations of their personal h

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Dr. Bill Bonner

Dr. Bill Bonner is Associate Professor at the Paul J. Hill School of Business, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, where he teaches on the subject of management information systems. He received his PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of Calgary. He’s conducted research on privacy for over 10 years. As a privacy advocate he believes that at the core of privacy is the question of respect, and that this is important and worth protecting. He recognizes that privacy interests must be balanced against other interests, but what puzzles him is how unbalanced the balancing act appears to be in practice. He thinks that the scales used to balance privacy expectations against other
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Ma’n H. Zawati

Ma’n H. Zawati, LLB, LLM, lawyer, is Academic Coordinator of the Centre of Genomics and Policy at McGill University, www.genomicsandpolicy.org. An Associate Member of the Biomedical Ethics Unit at McGill University, his research focuses on legal and ethical aspects of biobanking and duties of healthcare professionals. He’s published widely on genomic databases, return of research results/incidental findings in genomic research, legal liability of physicians, and closure of biobanks. He’s presented widely on these topics and is a frequent guest lecturer at universities. He’s a lecturer at the University of Montreal, having taught Biological Sciences Law and Civil Liability courses. He’s Chief
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