If you were born in California since 1983, the state owns your DNA.

The data of every Californian born since that year is kept in a bland office building in Richmond, a city located in the eastern section of the San Francisco Bay Area.

That data’s not just passively kept, mind you: it’s also being sold, to third parties, for research purposes, according to CBS local station KPIX.

That biometric data, taken by a heel prick at birth to screen for 80 hereditary diseases, represents a wealth of information on an individual, from eye and hair color to pre-disposition to diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer.

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