TU Darmstadt / ULB / TUbiblio

“You just can’t know about everything”: Privacy Perceptions of Smart Home Visitors

Marky, Karola ; Prange, Sarah ; Florian, Krell ; Mühlhäuser, Max ; Florian, Alt (2020):
“You just can’t know about everything”: Privacy Perceptions of Smart Home Visitors.
pp. 83-95, ACM, 19th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM'20), virtual Conference, 22.-25.11.2020, ISBN 9781450388702,
DOI: 10.1145/3428361.3428464,
[Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

IoT devices can harvest personal information of any person in their surroundings and this includes data from visitors. Visitors often cannot protect their privacy in a foreign smart environment. This might be rooted in a poor awareness of privacy violations by IoT devices, a lack of knowledge, or a lack of coping strategies. Thus, visitors are typically unaware of being tracked by IoT devices or lack means to influence which data is collected about them. We interviewed 21 young adults to investigate which knowledge visitors of smart environments need and wish to be able and protect their privacy. We found that visitors consider their relation to the IoT device owner and familiarity with the environment and IoT devices when making decisions about data sharing that affect their privacy. Overall, the visitors of smart environments demonstrated similar privacy preferences like the owners of IoT devices but lacked means to judge consequences of data collection and means to express their privacy preferences. Based on our results, we discuss prerequisites for enabling visitor privacy in smart environments, demonstrate gaps in existing solutions and provide several methods to improve the awareness of smart environment visitors.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2020
Creators: Marky, Karola ; Prange, Sarah ; Florian, Krell ; Mühlhäuser, Max ; Florian, Alt
Title: “You just can’t know about everything”: Privacy Perceptions of Smart Home Visitors
Language: English
Abstract:

IoT devices can harvest personal information of any person in their surroundings and this includes data from visitors. Visitors often cannot protect their privacy in a foreign smart environment. This might be rooted in a poor awareness of privacy violations by IoT devices, a lack of knowledge, or a lack of coping strategies. Thus, visitors are typically unaware of being tracked by IoT devices or lack means to influence which data is collected about them. We interviewed 21 young adults to investigate which knowledge visitors of smart environments need and wish to be able and protect their privacy. We found that visitors consider their relation to the IoT device owner and familiarity with the environment and IoT devices when making decisions about data sharing that affect their privacy. Overall, the visitors of smart environments demonstrated similar privacy preferences like the owners of IoT devices but lacked means to judge consequences of data collection and means to express their privacy preferences. Based on our results, we discuss prerequisites for enabling visitor privacy in smart environments, demonstrate gaps in existing solutions and provide several methods to improve the awareness of smart environment visitors.

Publisher: ACM
ISBN: 9781450388702
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smart Home, Bystander Privacy, Privacy, IoT
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Telecooperation
Event Title: 19th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM'20)
Event Location: virtual Conference
Event Dates: 22.-25.11.2020
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2020 14:59
DOI: 10.1145/3428361.3428464
Corresponding Links:
Export:
Suche nach Titel in: TUfind oder in Google
Send an inquiry Send an inquiry

Options (only for editors)
Show editorial Details Show editorial Details