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Google GC Kent Walker on Internet Disruption and Censorship

Google GC Kent Walker on Internet Disruption and Censorship

As we all know, the internet continually disrupts society on a
global scale. It has become a platform for the international
exchange of ideas and, more importantly, brought hundreds of
millions of people out of extreme poverty. But with this disruptive
platform comes challenges of safety and security, access to
information, and censorship within multiple legal systems. How can
we appropriately apply the legal standards and expectations from
every country in the world to the internet which is, by nature, an
international platform?
In this episode of In-House Legal,
Randy Milch interviews Google Senior Vice
President and General Counsel Kent Walker about
his path to general counsel of Google and the current legal
challenges the multinational technology company faces. Walker
examines internet disruption and censorship and talks about how
Google approaches the legal balance between personal privacy and
the government’s need for access to information.
Walker begins by talking about his path