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    Regulating Genetic Discrimination in the European Union


    de Paor, Aisling and Ferri, Delia (2015) Regulating Genetic Discrimination in the European Union. European Journal of Law Reform, 17 (1). pp. 14-32. ISSN 1387-2370

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    Abstract

    Against the backdrop of rapid developments in genetic science and technology, one of the main concerns arising in this area is the potential use of genetic testing to discriminate, especially in the employment and insurance contexts. Employers and insurance companies may use the results of genetic tests to discriminate (primarily for economic advantage), based on perceptions of future health risks or future disabilities. This article explores the scope for an EU to effectively address genetic discrimination and the misuse of genetic information. It first provides a theoretical overview of the choice of regulatory frameworks. It then examines the scope and protection of current non- discrimination laws in the EU and investigates the possibility of an EU level response to address the misuse of genetic information.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: genetics; regulation; discrimination; data protection; European Union;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 11716
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.5553/EJLR/138723702015017001002
    Depositing User: Delia Ferri
    Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2019 11:35
    Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of Law Reform
    Publisher: Kluwer Law International
    Refereed: Yes
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