Social Media and Chat Monitoring

Deven Desai

Deven Desai is an associate professor of law and ethics at the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology. He was also the first, and to date, only Academic Research Counsel at Google, Inc., and a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and the Yale Law School. Professor Desai’s scholarship examines how business interests, new technology, and economic theories shape privacy and intellectual property law and where those arguments explain productivity or where they fail to capture society’s interest in the free flow of information and development. His work has appeared in leading law reviews and journals including the Georgetown Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, and U.C. Davis Law Review.

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3 Responses

  1. nidefatt says:

    I want you to find out whether it’s ok for the government to get private companies to violate our rights. I’m sure the answer is no, but I seem to recall this really horrible case involving tons of phone companies and the NSA during the bush administration and that Scalia shot the entire lawsuit into tiny pieces.

  2. Brett Bellmore says:

    Based on Google policy for what they’ll permit google shopping to find for you, I suspect online platforms don’t particularly care to be good at distinguishing between illegal conduct, and conduct they just don’t like.

  3. Yes, let’s just monitor everyone all the time on every messenger and chat conveyor regardless of the Fourth Amendment. That way we will be sure to catch all the wrong doers – because we know that government/law enforcement NEVER violates the Bill of Rights and NEVER makes mistakes. Americans need to be protected from themselves and only government can do it correctly. Just take a look at the TSA for evidence of that particular theory.

    /sarcasm