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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. Patrick S. O'Donnell says:


    This is a topic I’ve *not* offered any titles on although I wouldn’t be surprised if the FBI has some file on me, given that I’ve done extensive research in animal ethics and rights, as well as Islamic Studies! I gladly defer to your expertise and recommendations.

    [Incidentally, on “secrecy” and “lying” in general, I’ve found the works of Sissela Bok helpful (also useful is Paul Ekman’s Telling Lies: Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace, Politics, and Marriage, 2001 ed.).]

  2. Deven says:


    Wow. I really thought you had mentioned soemthing when I noted Moynihan’s book. Then again I may nothave mentioned it and have lost the plot here.

    As always thanks for the book tips. Bok’s book is another great recommendation. I have not looked at Ekman’s but will check it out.