Keywords:  Privacy, Data Economy, Public Policy,

2019

Public-Private Data Relationships: Understanding the Everyday Processes

Yan Fang, PhD Candidate, School of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, UC Berkeley

Over the past two decades, Internet technology companies have developed products that collect large amounts of information about people. Government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels often seek these user data for law enforcement purposes. How do firms’ collection of user data affect law enforcement? My project explores this question through interviews with staff at law enforcement agencies and at Internet technology companies.