Design guidelines for analysis and safeguarding of privacy threats in ubicomp applications

Elena Vildjiounaite, Petteri Alahuhta, Pasi Ahonen, David Wright, Michael Friedewald

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    Realisation of the ubicomp vision in the real world creates significant threats to personal privacy due to constant information collection by numerous tiny sensors, active information exchange over short and long distances, long-term storage of large quantities of data, and reasoning on collected and stored data. An analysis of more than 100 Ubicomp scenarios, however, shows that applications nowadays are often developed without considering privacy issues. This paper suggests guidelines for estimation of threats to privacy, depending on real world application settings and on choice of technology; and guidelines for developing technological safeguards against privacy threats.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing
    Subtitle of host publicationIWUC 2006
    Place of PublicationSetúbal, Portugal
    PublisherINSTICC Press
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Print)972-8865-50-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInternational Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing, IWUC 2006 - Paphos, Cyprus
    Duration: 23 May 200623 May 2006


    ConferenceInternational Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing, IWUC 2006
    Abbreviated titleIWUC 2006


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