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This paper tries to serve as an introductory reading to privacy issues in the field of ubiquitous computing. It develops six principles for guiding system design, based on a set of fair information practices common in most privacy legislation in use today: notice, choice and consent, proximity and locality, anonymity and pseudonymity, security, and access… (More)
Protecting personal privacy is going to be a prime concern for the deployment of ubiquitous computing systems in the real world. With daunting Orwellian visions looming, it is easy to conclude that tamper-proof technical protection mechanisms such as strong anonymization and encryption are the only solutions to such privacy threats. However, we argue that… (More)
Future ubiquitous computing devices will need to communicate with other smart devices in an ad hoc fashion, using minimal power and possibly without the help of a central infrastructure. However, so far no single communication technology has established itself in the field of ubiquitous computing: many current wireless communication technologies seem to… (More)
Visions of ambient intelligence and ubiquitous computing involve integrating tiny microelectronic processors and sensors into everyday objects in order to make them “smart.” Smart things can explore their environment, communicate with other smart things, and interact with humans, therefore helping users to cope with their tasks in new, intuitive ways.… (More)
While recent surveys often cite people who have experienced some form of privacy invasion, the exact nature of such invasions remains elusive. Yet in order to build ubiquitous computing systems that will respect the privacy of the individual, it is crucial to understand when it is exactly that people feel their privacy has been invaded. This paper motivates… (More)
Most online advertisement systems in place today use the concept of consumer targeting: Each user is identified and, according to his or her system setup, browsing habits and available off-line information, categorized in order to customize the advertisements for highest user responsiveness. This constant monitoring of a user’s online habits, together with… (More)
Today’s RFID protocols that govern the communication between RFID readers and tags are solely optimized for performance, but fail to address consumer privacy concerns by supporting the fair information practices appropriately. In this paper we propose a feature set that future privacy-aware RFID protocols should include in order to support the fair… (More)
Open public display networks could emerge as a new communications medium for the 21st century, but this transformation can only occur if the technology moves from its current, closed model to a new, open one.
A set of designer guidelines from the European Union offers the first step in building privacy-aware systems.