burger menu
Clearly Opaque

Clearly Opaque

    Add to bookmarks

Privacy Risks Of The Internet Of Things

SUMMARY

This report on the privacy risks of the Internet of the Things reveals that this technology will make behavior monitoring a common practice and expand the data collection practices from the online world to the offline world.

The paper also cites that solitude could be more difficult to find as sensors become more ubiquitous. Citizens could be easily identified in public and private places with the IoT.  Also, people's emotional states will be easily collected over longer periods thanks to the proximity of the IoT. As well as that, the notion itself of privacy might change completely or even disappear as being monitored becomes the norm.

Another risk of the IoT is related to the familiar look of smart devices, designed to fade into the home's background. This means that people tend to forget these devices are monitoring their behavoiur, for instance.

The research points out that these emerging technologies make gaining meaningful consent harder for people. The study highlights as well the lack of neutrality of IoT devices, which are designed following commercial principles. 

This document is divided into the major topics that came up from interviews, workshops, and literature. The themes are the following: Boundaries, Governance, Privacy Management, Incentives, and Risks of Harm. There is also an overview of Emerging Frameworks and Strategies to improve IoT privacy and Recommendations.

Finally, the appendices include lists of academic departments and research institutes, conferences, and protocol and standards efforts.

 

OUTLINE

Executive Summary

Authors

Introduction

Definitions of IoT and Privacy

Boundaries and Governance

Management of Privacy

The IoT ecosystem, Costs and Benefits

Privacy and IoT Threats and Risks

New Frameworks and Strategies

Strategies

DETAILS

Overview

Researchfinder Rating
5 out of 5 stars
Title
Clearly Opaque
Sub-Title
Privacy Risks Of The Internet Of Things
Region
Global
Published
June 1, 2018
Publisher
IOT Privacy Forum
Author(s)
Gilad Rosner, Erin Kenneally
Price
FREE
Language
ENGLISH

Content

Number of Pages
151
Number of Tables
0
Number of Exhibits
0
Topics
iot, security
Tags
case studies, children's privacy, data collection, data protection, global, internet of the things, iot, IOT Privacy Forum, privacy, regulation, security, smart technology, smart toys, smart wearable
Companies mentioned
Amazon, Google, Facebook, Salesforce
Author(s)
Gilad Rosner, Erin Kenneally
Methodology
This report is the result of eighteen months of research on how the Internet of Things has an impact on privacy, and how privacy affects the IoT.
EVALUATION

This is an excellent and in-depth report on security and the Internet of the Things that stands out for its quality content.

Positives:

  • Appealing design
  • Understandable language
  • Great definitions
  • Summaries and conclusions before and after every chapter
  • In-depth content
  • Quotes from experts
  • Good recommendations to improve the state of IoT privacy
  • References
  • Examples and case studies

 

Similiar Reports

Smart Mobility

FREE

The 2019 State of IOT Report

FREE

The Internet of Things

FREE