February 1, 2024

Reuters (January 30,2024) – Attorneys for genetic testing company 23andMe are scheduled to gather on Wednesday in a Napa Valley hotel conference room with about 20 lawyers who have filed class actions accusing the company of allowing ultrasensitive genetic information to be hacked and put up for sale on the dark web. 23andMe (ME.O), says, that Wednesday’s mediation could lead to a pre-emptive global settlement of the litigation.

The maverick plaintiffs’ firm Edelson says that would be a disaster for the millions of 23andMe customers whose genetic information was stolen. Read more here.