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Privacy Norms within the Internet of Things Using Contextual Integrity

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The collection of devices networked via the internet, also referred to as the Internet of Things, is poised to grow in adoption. With this rise has come equally increasing concerns for security and privacy. Considering Nissenbaum's framework of Contextual Integrity, we examined users' perceptions of IoT environmental and wearable devices to investigate acceptable norms surrounding privacy perceptions. We present results from a qualitative analysis of an interview study of 19 parent-young adult dyads to give insights on how privacy norms in context of two IoT environments were varying across two generations. We strongly believe understanding these variations can inform IoT system designs and government policies concerning the privacy and management of IoT devices.


Abaquita, Denielle; Bahirat, Paritosh; Badillo-Urquiola, Karla A.; Wisniewski, Pamela (2020): Privacy Norms within the Internet of Things Using Contextual Integrity. Companion Proceedings of the 2020 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work. DOI: 10.1145/3323994.3369891. Association for Computing Machinery. pp. 131–134. Sanibel Island, Florida, USA