Building Accountability into the Internet of Things

18 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2016

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Andy Crabtree

University of Nottingham

Tom Lodge

University of Nottingham - School of Computer Science

James Colley

University of Nottingham - School of Computer Science

Chris Greenhalgh

University of Nottingham - School of Computer Science

Richard Mortier

University of Cambridge - Computer Laboratory

Date Written: December 7, 2016

Abstract

Privacy is a matter of widespread societal concern, which will be further exacerbated by the ongoing effort to connect billions of data-generating devices to the Internet. The promise of large-scale social and economic benefits motivates the development of the Internet of Things. As a primary engine of personal data production in the near future it also carries with it real threats to privacy. Proposed legislation seeks to tackle these threats head-on. This paper seeks to explore principled ways in which systems design might engage with and respond to legal requirements to enable effective data protection and the projected utility of personal data in the digital economy. Key to this is the need to build accountability into the IoT to ensure compliance.

Keywords: Internet of Things, privacy, data protection, accountability, IoT-Databox model

Suggested Citation

Crabtree, Andy and Lodge, Tom and Colley, James and Greenhalgh, Chris and Mortier, Richard, Building Accountability into the Internet of Things (December 7, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2881876 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2881876

Andy Crabtree (Contact Author)

University of Nottingham ( email )

Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB
United Kingdom

Tom Lodge

University of Nottingham - School of Computer Science ( email )

Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB
United Kingdom

James Colley

University of Nottingham - School of Computer Science ( email )

Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB
United Kingdom

Chris Greenhalgh

University of Nottingham - School of Computer Science ( email )

Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB
United Kingdom

Richard Mortier

University of Cambridge - Computer Laboratory ( email )

15 JJ Thomson Avenue
William Gates Building
Cambridge, CB3 0FD
United Kingdom

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