Mark MacCarthy joined the Software and Information Industry Association in February 2011 as Vice President for Public Policy. He directs their public policy initiatives in the areas of intellectual property enforcement, information privacy, cybersecurity, cloud computing and the promotion of educational technology. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University, where he teaches courses in information privacy and tech policy in the Communication, Culture, and Technology Program, and courses in political philosophy in their Philosophy Department. His previous public policy experience includes senior positions with Visa, Inc., the Wexler Walker Group and Capital Cities/ABC and the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. He holds a Ph.D in philosophy from Indiana University and an MA in economics from the University of Notre Dame.
- Summary from “New Directions in Privacy” now available, December 3, 2010 (a business economic and policy seminar)
- Viewpoint: Mobile Payments Call for Clear Consumer Protections, co-authored with Gail Hillebrand, originally published by American Banker – August 2010 (an economic policy vignette)
- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Needs a Privacy Office, co-authored with Robert Gellman, originally published by BNA Privacy & Security Law Report, 9PVLR 32 – August 2010 (an economic policy vignette)
- What Payment Intermediaries Are Doing About Online Liability and Why It Matters – July 2010 (an academic paper)
- Information Security Policy in the U.S. Retail Payment Industry, presented at the Workshop on Economics of Information Security at Georgetown University – June 2010 (an academic paper)
Coverage from “The Crisis in Journalism: What Should the Government Do?”, February 23, 2010 (a business, economics and policy seminar)