The Ethics Center explores privacy, big data, social media, the "right to be forgotten," cybersecurity, and other issues in internet ethics.
What is Internet Ethics?
The Democracy Project
This collection of essays by scholars and technologists, which developed as a collaboration between the Ethics Center and The Atlantic magazine, traces the impact of technology on democracy and suggests ways in which technology can strengthen democratic practices and institutions.Read More
Commentary on Internet Ethics
Have we turned a corner on corporate consumer data responsibility?
The aftermath of the Equifax data breach
Recent allegations stoke growing ‘antitrust sentiment’ about Google.
Do Google’s funding choices and dominant role in internet search chill criticism?
Online Consequences and Counter-Measures
Responding to white-power extremism
IT, Ethics, and Law Lecture Series
Since 2005, the Ethics Center has collaborated with the SCU High Tech Law Institute to sponsor IT, Ethics, and Law, a series of presentations on topics in information technology. Speakers have included Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, and Jane McGonigal, game designer and author.Learn More