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Privacy-Aware Smart Home Data Management

Interactive Privacy Preferences Management in Shared Spaces in Internet of Things

Information security and privacy are playing a significant challenge especially with the outgrowth of decentralized systems. Today, individuals are increasingly adding more and more internet-connected devices to their daily life. Up to now, the number of connected devices that are in use exceeds 19 billion and are estimated to reach 34 billion by the year of 2025. Among the 34 billion devices, there will be more than 13 devices per household, with an estimation of 4 devices per person. Consequently, are households aware of what data an IoT device can collect? Do they know where is their data being sent? And how it is being handled? Moreover, how can the households be trained to deal with the configurations of these IoT devices to overcome the privacy issues that might emerge?

This study aims to deliver privacy awareness to everyday users (of shared spaces - e.g., homes, offices) through exploring the effective techniques that can be developed to notify them about the surrounding sensors, which in return will help them better choose the intractable device they will use in their place.




PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity is a consortium of eleven leading UK universities which will work together over the next three years to explore critical issues in privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security.


Technical Report
Bayan Al Muhander, Jason Wiese, Omer Rana, Charith Perera, Interactive Privacy Preferences Management for Shared Spaces in Internet of Things, Cardiff University Technical Report