Digital Security and Privacy in Abuse Settings and the Intimate Partner Violence Ecosystem
Intimate partner violence is a pervasive problem, affecting roughly one third of all women and one quarter of all men at some point in their lives. As digital technologies become more prevalent in daily life, they also play an increasingly large role in intimate partner violence — through cyberstalking, location tracking, remote cameras, monitoring contacts on social networks, spyware, and more. However, current understanding of how abusers find, install and use technology to abuse their victims is limited. The goal of Diana Freed’s research is to map the role digital technologies play across the intimate partner violence ecosystem and develop new materials, tools and technologies that improve security, privacy and safety for victims of abuse.
- Graduate student: Diana Freed, information science
- Special committee chair: Nicola Dell, information science
College of Engineering
- Community partner: New York City Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence
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