Hello, I’m Maritza, and I am a data privacy expert.
I’ve spent my career working in tech. I love technology and acknowledge the many benefits it’s had on society. But I’m worried - deeply worried. The downsides have been devastating, and those of us in tech have not done enough good to take care of the bad. Enough. To do more good, I am focusing on our relationship with data. We need to redefine how we think about, use, and care for data. We need to do better and I am calling on others to join me.
As the Founding Director of the Center for Digital Civil Society at the University of San Diego, I am working to give people the knowledge and agency they need to thrive in a digital world. As a Research Affiliate at Good Research, I work with a wide range of organizations to tackle tough challenges at the intersection of data privacy, security, and technology.