We are entering an era of ubiquitous genetic information for research, clinical care
and personal curiosity. Sharing these data sets is vital for progress in biomedical
research. However, a growing concern is the ability to protect the genetic privacy
of the data originators. Here, we present an overview of genetic privacy breaching
strategies. We outline the principles of each technique, indicate the underlying assumptions,
and assess their technological complexity and maturation. We then review potential
mitigation methods for privacy-preserving dissemination of sensitive data and highlight
different cases that are relevant to genetic applications.