David Collin Posted about 3 years ago Is it OK if private companies disclose all your social network or other internet records to police authorities to quell civil disturbances? Both. Legally are privacy agreements with service providers meaningful if authorities want to commandeer information? What about the legality of obtaining information about associates that may or may not have any relation to the situation in question. If one person is inquired about will others become "of interest" by association? Morally don't providers have an obligation to serve the privacy interests of their users even if the authorities panic or just want the convenience of data -- including photos -- available from participation in social activities?