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The Center for Digital Ethics and Policy was founded through the School of Communication at Loyola University Chicago in an effort to foster more dialogue, research, and guidelines regarding ethical behavior in online and digital environments.

The center publishes essays, develops sets of best practices and hosts an annual International Symposium on Digital Ethics. Essays from the first symposium have been published in a book: Digital Ethics; Research & Practice, which you can find at


Bastiaan Vanacker

Bastiaan Vanacker Program Director

Professor Vanacker is the Program Director for the Center for Digital Ethics and Policy. His work focuses on media ethics and law and international communication, and he has been published in the Journal of Mass Media Ethics.

He is the author of Global Medium, Local Laws: Regulating Cross-border Cyberhate and the Editor of Ethics for a Digital Age.


Emma Ingrassia

Emma Ingrassia Student Worker

Emma is a third-year journalism and sociology student in the School of Communication at Loyola University Chicago, with an emphasis in digital and visual journalism. She is a member of Loyola's Interdisciplinary Honors Program and the Education Committee for Womxn in Leadership Loyola.