Understanding Privacy in Design and Engineering Practice


Do you work in the technology industry and think about the privacy implications of the products & services you work on?
We'd like to interview you!

We are conducting interviews for a research project at UC Berkeley to learn more about how technology professionals think about and address issues related to privacy in their professional practices.

This study is being conducted by postdoctoral researcher Richmond Wong and Professor Steven Weber at the University of California, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity and has been approved the UC Berkeley Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (Institutional Review Board).

  • The purpose of the study is to understand how technology professionals think about and discuss issues related to privacy in their work.
  • Interviews will last approximately 60-90 minutes via Zoom video chat.
  • Risks and/or discomforts should not be greater than everyday life.
  • We will pseudonymize individuals' and companies' names in published material resulting from this research.
  • Participants must be 18 years old or older
  • Research participants are not paid; there is no direct benefit to you. However, the results from the study may help engineers and designers build technologies in ways that account for social values and their potential social impact.

For more information, please see our Study Information Form (.pdf).

About the researcher: Richmond Wong is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California Berkeley, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. His background is in human computer interaction and design, and he has previously conducted research about how UX professionals address ethics in their work, and creating new design-oriented methods to address privacy and ethical issues.


Send an email to Richmond Wong at ryw9 {at} berkeley.edu with the subject line Privacy Study.

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