Allegations has been raised on world's number one search engine, Google for being the "biggest threat to genetic privacy" because of its plans to create a searchable database of genetic information.
However, last week Google was awarded for being a part of Captain Hook Awards for Biopiracy in Curtibia, Brazil. But, its organizers say that by creating a searchable database of all the genes on the planet shows a clear cut picture of biopiracy. A one sentence explanation would be that many of them presume that Google's bonding with genomic research institute J.Craig Venter can result into serious problems. ZD NET gives you an elaborated discussion on the issue.
The term Biopiracy can be defined as the "monopolisation of genetic resources" as stated by the show's organisers. It seems that the team at Google is guilty of its plans to expand its search engine popularity by creating a searchable database to acquire private genetic information. It is good if they realized their mistake because being popular does not mean they should try to conquer every sector of the society.