She explains that effective laws and standards of ethics are guidelines accepted by members of a society, and that these require the development of a social consensus.
But we have yet to come to a social consensus on how private medical data can be collected and shared.
For the most part, we don’t even know who owns an individual’s DNA information. S., some states have begun passing laws to say that your DNA data is your property.
These regulatory gaps exist because laws have not kept up with advances in technology.
The gaps are getting wider as technology advances ever more rapidly.
We will have similar debates about self-driving cars, drones, and robots.