Jessica Vitak

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Jessica Vitak

Professor; Director, PhD Information Studies; Director, HCIL

Jessica Vitak also serves as an affiliate professor in the Communication Department and the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland. Her research evaluates the privacy and ethical implications of new technologies that collect data in our homes, schools, and workplaces. She seeks to understand how privacy concerns play a role in technology adoption and use, and she develops tools and resources to help children and adults make more informed decisions when using technology and sharing sensitive data. Jessica is also a long-time member of the prestigious UMD Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL).