Weathering the Nest: Privacy Implications of Home Monitoring for the Aging American Population

54 Pages Posted: 4 Sep 2015

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Jill Bronfman

University of California Hastings College of the Law

Date Written: September 2, 2015

Abstract

The research in this paper will seek to ascertain the extent of personal data entry and collection required to enjoy at least the minimal promised benefits of distributed intelligence and monitoring in the home. Particular attention will be given to the abilities and sensitivities of the population most likely to need these devices, notably the elderly and disabled. The paper will then evaluate whether existing legal limitations on the collection, maintenance, and use of such data are applicable to devices currently in use in the home environment and whether such regulations effectively protect privacy. Finally, given appropriate policy parameters, the paper will offer proposals to effectuate reasonable and practical privacy-protective solutions for developers and consumers.

Keywords: Internet of Things, Privacy, Data Security, Law, Google, Nest

Suggested Citation

Bronfman, Jill, Weathering the Nest: Privacy Implications of Home Monitoring for the Aging American Population (September 2, 2015). Duke Law & Technology Review, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2654984

Jill Bronfman (Contact Author)

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