"I don't know how to protect myself": Understanding Privacy Perceptions Resulting from the Presence of Bystanders in Smart Environments

Karola Marky, Alexandra Voit, Alina Stöver, Kai Kunze, Svenja Schröder, Max Mühlhäuser

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Abstract

IoT devices no longer affect single users only because others like visitors or family members - denoted as bystanders - might be in the device's vicinity. Thus, data about bystanders can be collected by IoT devices and bystanders can observe what IoT devices output. To better understand how this affects the privacy of IoT device owners and bystanders and how their privacy can be protected better, we interviewed 42 young adults. Our results include that owners of IoT devices wish to adjust the device output when visitors are present. Visitors wish to be made aware of the data collected about them, to express their privacy needs, and to take measures. Based on our results, we show demand for scalable solutions that address the tension that arises between the increasing discreetness of IoT devices, their increase in numbers and the requirement to preserve the self-determination of owners and bystanders at the same time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordiCHI 2020 - Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationShaping Experiences, Shaping Society
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450375795
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Oct 25
Event11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Shaping Experiences, Shaping Society, NordiCHI 2020 - Virtual, Online, Estonia
Duration: 2020 Oct 252020 Oct 29

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Shaping Experiences, Shaping Society, NordiCHI 2020
CountryEstonia
CityVirtual, Online
Period20/10/2520/10/29

Keywords

  • Bystander Privacy
  • Privacy
  • Smart Home

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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