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Center to Receive $500,000 to Promote Internet-Privacy and Ethics Education

Friday, Jun. 3, 2011

The Ethics Center was awarded $500,000 this week, as one of 14 organizations chosen to receive funds as part of a class-action settlement between Internet consumers and Google. 

The Center expects to use the funds for privacy and ethics education, such as:

  • Creating a model curriculum for undergraduate students on Internet privacy, which would be promoted and made available to faculty across the country free of charge. 
  • Developing a website aimed at all Internet users which identifies and discusses choices users must make regarding their own privacy online. 
  • Continuing to host events focused on the Internet and ethics for Silicon Valley audiences, which will be available online as articles, podcasts or videos.

The lawsuit centered on privacy concerns, all of which have since been resolved, related to Google’s Buzz social-network product.

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Tags: IT and ethics, privacy