Public-Private Data Relationships: Understanding the Everyday ProcessesYan 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.