Now That Is Open Source

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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  1. Scary stuff. Unchecked, I only see a rapid rise in social darwinism, even eugenics. And unchecked it will be since it’s nearly impossible to secure this kind of information in massive databases. This is one of the biggest ethical problems our society will face as the technology advances. And, it’s a global issue. Even if the US has a national health program and somehow manages to successfully handle al of this highly personal information, one may wish to visit or relocate a country that is less protective of DNA privacy rights.