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Dr. Mark MacCarthy

Georgetown University
2019 Privacy Program Symposium : Guest Speaker: Artificial Intelligence & Privacy Crossroads

Mark MacCarthy is on the faculty at Georgetown University, where he teaches courses in technology policy in the Communication, Culture, and Technology Program along with courses on privacy and AI ethics in the Philosophy Department. He is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Technology Law and Policy at Georgetown Law, a Senior Policy Fellow at the Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, and a Senior Fellow with the Future of Privacy Forum. Previously, MacCarthy was Senior Vice President for Public Policy at the Software & Information Industry Association, where he directed initiatives and advised member companies on technology policy, privacy, AI ethics, content moderation, and competition policy in tech.

MacCarthy regularly speaks and writes on topics of technology policy and ethics. He has served as a consultant on technology policy issues for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and for the Aspen Institute. MacCarthy holds a PhD in Philosophy from Indiana University and an MA in Economics from the University of Notre Dame.