- David Collin
- Beaverton, OR
- United States
Is it OK if private companies disclose all your social network or other internet records to police authorities to quell civil disturbances?
RIM Blackberry is fully cooperating with Scotland Yard to help identify participants in recent riots. Is that OK for private companies to do? How about Facebook, Twitter.Linkedin, ISPs, phone companies? How about using face recognition (which Facebook evidently has) and friend or contact lists to also find the friends and acquaintances to help name rioters. How about using social network communications to build dossiers of "potential" rioters and to "prevent" future disturbances?
Is this OK in Britain or the US? Is it OK in China or Middle Eastern countries?