Ira Rubinstein

Ira Rubinstein

Scholar Title: Senior Fellow

Department: Information Law Institute

Colleges / Universities: New York University


40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

Phone Number: (212) 992-8909


Ira Rubinstein is a Senior Fellow at the Information Law Institute (ILI) of the New York University School of Law. His research interests include Internet privacy, electronic surveillance law, big data, voters' privacy, EU data protection law, and privacy engineering. Mr. Rubinstein lectures and publishes widely on issues of privacy and security, and he has testified before Congress on these topics on several occasions.

Mr. Rubinstein is currently a Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum. He has served on the Organizing Committee, Privacy by Design Workshops, Computing Research Association from 2015 to 2016; as Rapporteur, EU-US Privacy Bridges Project, which was presented at the 2015 International Conference of Privacy and Data Protection Commissioners in Amsterdam. Additionally, from 2010 to 2016, he served on the Board of Directors of the Center for Democracy and Technology; the Editorial Board of the IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine in 2003; and he served on the President's Export Council, Subcommittee on Encryption from 1998-2001.

Prior to joining the ILI, Mr. Rubinstein 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 his work with Microsoft, he was in private practice in Seattle, specializing in immigration law.


B.A. Clark University, 1973

M.A. SUNY at Stony Brook, 1978

J.D. Yale University, 1985