Irina Raicu is the director of the Internet Ethics Program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. Previously, she was an attorney in private practice. Her work addresses a wide variety of issues, ranging from online privacy to net neutrality, from data ethics to social media’s impact on friendship and family, from the digital divide to the ethics of encryption, and from the ethics of artificial intelligence to the right to be forgotten. Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including the Atlantic, USA Today, MarketWatch, Slate, HuffPost, the San Jose Mercury News, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Recode. She’s a Certified Information Privacy Professional (US) and is a member of the Partnership on AI’s Working Group on Fair, Transparent, and Accountable AI. In collaboration with the staff of the High Tech Law Institute, Irina manages the ongoing IT, Ethics, and Law lecture series, which has brought to campus speakers such as journalist Julia Angwin, ethicists Luciano Floridi and Patrick Lin, and then-FTC commissioner Julie Brill. She holds a JD from Santa Clara University’s School of Law, a master’s degree in English and American literature from San Jose State University, and a bachelor’s degree in English from UC Berkeley. She tweets at @IEthics and is the primary contributor to the blog Internet Ethics: Views from Silicon Valley. As a teenager, Irina came to the US with her family as a refugee; her background informs her interest in the internet as a tool whose use has profound ethical implications worldwide.
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