Jessica Vitak

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Jessica Vitak

Associate Professor; Faculty Director, PhD in Information Studies; Director of the HCIL

Jessica Vitak is an associate professor in the College of Information Studies and an affiliate professor in the Communication Department at the University of Maryland. Her research evaluates the privacy and ethical implications of big data, the internet of things, and other “smart” technologies. 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.