IoT and Smart Home Data Breach Risks from the Perspective of Croatian Data Protection and Information Security Law

11 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2019

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Goran Vojković

University of Zagreb - Faculty of Transport and Traffic

Melita Milenković

University of Zagreb - Faculty of Transport and Traffic

Tihomir Katulić

University of Zagreb - Faculty of Law

Date Written: September 12, 2019

Abstract

IoT technology required to build smart homes, regarding automation and control processes, represents a significant information security and personal data protection challenge. Smart homes demand a new level of security requirements as they contain relevant, vulnerable and private information. Since IoT technology offers opportunities and imposes risks, an IoT based smart home is susceptible to the IoT security vulnerabilities and attacks via Internet. Personal data covering household habits could easily become available to the third parties without data subject consent. The business model created by the smart home technology industry based on sharing the house owners’ data with third parties is now facing significant obstacles with regard to data protection regulation and practice being developed in European Union. This paper indicates potential threats and points out current regulatory provisions regarding preserving data privacy and information security in the IoT smart home environment.

Keywords: IoT, smart homes, security, data protection, personal data protection

JEL Classification: K22

Suggested Citation

Vojković, Goran and Milenković, Melita and Katulić, Tihomir, IoT and Smart Home Data Breach Risks from the Perspective of Croatian Data Protection and Information Security Law (September 12, 2019). 2019 ENTRENOVA Conference Proceedings, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3490606 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3490606

Goran Vojković (Contact Author)

University of Zagreb - Faculty of Transport and Traffic ( email )

Trg maršala Tita 14
Zagreb
Croatia

Melita Milenković

University of Zagreb - Faculty of Transport and Traffic ( email )

Trg maršala Tita 14
Zagreb
Croatia

Tihomir Katulić

University of Zagreb - Faculty of Law ( email )

Trg m. Tita 14
Zagreb, 10000
Croatia

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