Enhancing Consumer Awareness of Privacy and the Internet of Things

Warren, Ian, Mann, Monique and Harkin, Diarmaid 2021, Enhancing Consumer Awareness of Privacy and the Internet of Things, ACCAN, Sydney, N.S.W..

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Title Enhancing Consumer Awareness of Privacy and the Internet of Things
Author(s) Warren, IanORCID iD for Warren, Ian orcid.org/0000-0001-8355-118X
Mann, MoniqueORCID iD for Mann, Monique orcid.org/0000-0001-8372-3797
Harkin, DiarmaidORCID iD for Harkin, Diarmaid orcid.org/0000-0002-9928-719X
Publication date 2021-08-18
Total pages 120
Publisher ACCAN
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Keyword(s) Consumers
Icons
Internet of things
Privacy
Regulation
Summary This report presents empirical data about the purchasing patterns, common uses and knowledge Australians have of the privacy impacts of consumer Internet of Things (CIoTs) devices. This data is supplemented by interviews concerning the security, privacy and regulatory risks of CIoTs with 32 key stakeholders from the fields of information security, regulation and academia. These perspectives provide new understandings of the role of CIoTs in contemporary Australian life and demonstrate the policy and regulatory challenges that emerge from their rapidly expanding use. Graphic icons were also considered as a potential mechanism for raising consumer awareness of privacy issues associated with CIoTs, but survey and interview findings indicate that substantial law reform and greater industry engagement are required before icons can have meaningful impact in addressing the privacy issues relating to CIoTs.
ISBN 9781921974687
Language eng
Field of Research 160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified
180114 Human Rights Law
180105 Commercial and Contract Law
Socio Economic Objective 940401 Civil Justice
HERDC Research category A6 Research report/technical paper
Grant ID 101202 PJ05365 F001
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30154577

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