I dati genetici tra dimensione individuale e collettiva

Lorenzo Marilotti


Besides being a very particular hypothesis of personal data, genetic data also represents a precious resource for humanity. Hence, defining such data in light of circulation rules and data protection might bestow disproportionate power on the source-subject, thereby threatening to compromise the social value of genetic resources. Trying to overcome the dimension of individual belonging, it could therefore be useful to rediscover collective-solidarity as well as the category of common goods. However, the issue of establishing the actual ways of using and managing such a common resource remains pending – a task that can be entrusted to administrative law.


Genetic data; data protection; scientific research; solidarity; common good

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15168/2284-4503-740


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