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Systematic Design for Privacy in Ubicomp

12 Pages Posted: 21 Mar 2006  

L. Jean Camp

Indiana University Bloomington - School of Informatics and Computing

Kalpana Shankar

School of Informatics

Kay Connelly

Computer Science

Date Written: January 2006

Abstract

In designing ubiquitous computing (ubicomp) systems the common practice is to select a framing of privacy from the range of definitions, and to use that to inform design. Yet this framing may not be the choice made by those who will interact with the design. We propose utilizing the design for values approach in order to leverage the complexity of privacy to improve designs. In design for values, also called value-sensitive design, every party that interacts with a system participates in developing a values statement. Design for values conceives of participants in ubicomp as stakeholders rather than as users and designers, while acknowledging that the interaction between different parties is limited by domain-specific knowledge. To support value-sensitive design in ubicomp and enhance the construction of a values statement, the paper presents an abbreviated overview of the various legal and philosophical constructs of privacy.

In summary, this paper discusses privacy in ubicomp as a design, social, technical, and policy issue; outlines research challenges presented by the technical and social dimensions of using sensor networks as a monitoring technology; offers a survey of the possible definitions of privacy; and justifies the need for a methodology for designing for privacy in ubicomp.

Keywords: computers and society, public policy issues, privacy, security, information contrtol, data protection

JEL Classification: 03, 039, G29, L63, L89, I18, J14

Suggested Citation

Camp, L. Jean and Shankar, Kalpana and Connelly, Kay, Systematic Design for Privacy in Ubicomp (January 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=889444 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.889444

L. Jean Camp (Contact Author)

Indiana University Bloomington - School of Informatics and Computing ( email )

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Kalpana Shankar

School of Informatics ( email )

107 S Indiana Ave
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Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

Kay Connelly

Computer Science ( email )

107 S Indiana Ave
100 South Woodlawn
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

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