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For an ethics center in the middle of the Silicon Valley, Internet ethics is a natural fit.

We sponsor events and participate in the public dialogue on issues such as privacy, big data, and cybersecurity.  Our programs have had a particular focus on college students, including the creation of curricula that incorporate ethics into classes in many fields.

IT, Ethics, and Law 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.

Curricula on Ethics and Technology

Your Privacy Online, a curriculum for college students on why privacy is an ethical issue, offers an extended case study and commentary, plus definitions and ethical frameworks. We also developed an Introduction to Software Engineering Ethics, a one- to two-day module to be plugged into courses on software engineering.