Kent Walker is general counsel and senior vice president of Legal, Policy, Trust & Safety, and Google.Org at Google. In this role, he advises Google’s board and management on legal and policy issues. He oversees Google’s legal and compliance affairs, its work with governments around the world, its policies for content on its various services, and its philanthropic efforts.
Before joining Google, Kent held executive positions at leading technology companies, including eBay, Netscape, AOL, and Airtouch Communications. He served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice and advised the Attorney General on technology policy issues. At the start of his career, he worked as a litigator specializing in government and public law issues.
Kent graduated with honors from Harvard College and Stanford Law School. He has served on the boards of a variety of industry associations and currently serves on the advisory boards of the Harvard School of Public Health and the Mercy Corps Social Ventures Fund.
Google GC Kent Walker how the company approaches the legal balance between personal privacy and the government’s need for access to information.
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