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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Irina Raicu

Irina Raicu

Internet Ethics Program Director

Irina Raicu directs the Internet Ethics program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. She is a certified information privacy professional, and her work addresses a wide variety of topics—from online privacy to social media’s impact on society, from the digital divide to the ethics of encryption, and the many ethical issues associated with artificial intelligence. Raicu was a member of the Partnership on AI's first working group on Fair, Transparent, and Accountable AI, and she served as a member of the initial cohort of the city of San Jose’s privacy advisory task force.

She has authored and co-authored a variety of resources published by the Markkula Center, including the compendium “Ethics in Technology Practice,” and, together with other center staff, she has worked with multiple companies in the process of developing their responsible tech/responsible AI policies and processes.

Her writing has appeared in publications including The Atlantic, U.S.A. TodayForbes, MarketWatchSlate, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Recode. She tweets at @IEthics and is the primary contributor to the blog Internet Ethics: Views from Silicon Valley.

As a teenager, Raicu came to the U.S. with her family as a refugee; her background informs her interest in the Internet as a tool whose use has profound ethical implications worldwide. She holds a J.D. degree from Santa Clara University’s School of Law, as well as a bachelor's degree in English from U.C. Berkeley and a master's degree in English and American Literature from San Jose State University.

Stories from Irina Raicu's Blog - Internet Ethics: Views from Silicon Valley