Maritza Johnson

Senior Researcher

International Computer Science Institute

UC Berkeley

Maritza Johnson is a researcher at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) at UC Berkeley and a Senior User Experience Researcher at Google. Her broad research interests are in human-centered security and privacy with a focus on how end-users think about personal data management. Prior to joining ICSI she was a user experience researcher on Google's Identity team. Before that she was a technical privacy manager on Facebook's public policy team where she worked as a liaison to the external community on privacy research, designed the first research review process, and contributed to the company’s privacy cross-functional team for new products. Her academic experience includes a postdoc at UC Berkeley where she worked on mobile device permission systems. She completed her PhD in computer science at Columbia University with and wrote her dissertation on end-user access control management with a focus on Facebook privacy settings.

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