Staff Biography

Ira Rubinstein

NYU Law School

Ira Rubinstein

NYU Law School

Ira Rubinstein is a Senior Fellow at the Information Law Institute. His research interests include Internet profiling, electronic surveillance law, online identity, Internet security and software liability. Rubinstein lectures and publishes widely on issues of privacy and security and has testified before Congress on these topics on numerous occasions. His most recent publication is “Data Mining and Internet Profiling: Emerging Regulatory and Technological Approaches,” co-authored with Ron Lee and Paul Schwartz, 75 U. Chi. L. Rev. 261 (2008). Prior to joining the ILI, he spent 17 years in Microsoft’s Legal and Corporate Affairs department, most recently as Associate General Counsel in charge of the Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy group. Before coming to Microsoft, he was in private practice in Seattle, specializing in immigration law.

He graduated from Yale Law School in 1985. From 1998-2001, Rubinstein served on the President’s Export Council, Subcommittee on Encryption. He has also served on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine. He is also a board member of the Seattle Public Library Foundation and previously served on the Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and as a Trustee of the American Immigration Lawyers Foundation.