Urgent Essay Help-Genetic Privacy Laws in Canada
Genetic Privacy Laws in Canada
In 2008, the United States of America created the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act. This act was created to help protect its citizens against discrimination based on genetics by health insurers and employers.
Canada does not have such an act, however, the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association of Canada has released a statement that indicates the insurance companies will never ask for genetic testing to be done before insuring anyone. They have also stated that if the genetic testing has already been done, then they may use it. Canada also has privacy laws in place that could be used to protect against genetic discrimination if interpreted appropriately.
Do you believe that an act such as the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act is needed in Canada to protect our genetic information? Or do you believe that there are enough laws and expectations already in place to protect our genetic information in Canada?
Or do you feel that no such act or laws are needed as our genetic information should not be protected in Canada? Explain your answers.