Towards Privacy-Aware Smart Buildings: Capturing, Communicating, and Enforcing Privacy Policies and Preferences

Primal Pappachan, Martin Degeling, Roberto Yus, Anupam Das, Sruti Bhagavatula, William Melicher, Pardis Emami Naeini, Shikun Zhang, Lujo Bauer, Alfred Kobsa, Sharad Mehrotra, Norman Sadeh, Nalini Venkatasubramanian

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33 Scopus citations

Abstract

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way we interact with our environment in domains as diverse as health, transportation, office buildings and our homes. In smart building environments, information captured about the building and its inhabitants will aid in development of services that improve productivity, comfort, social interactions, safety, energy savings and more. However, by collecting and sharing information about building's inhabitants and their activities, these services also open the door to privacy risks. In this paper, we introduce a framework where IoT Assistants capture and manage the privacy preferences of their users and communicate them to privacy-aware smart buildings, which enforce them when collecting user data or sharing it with building services. We outline elements necessary to support such interactions and also discuss important privacy policy attributes that need to be captured. This includes looking at attributes necessary to describe - (1) the data collection and sharing practices associated with deployed sensors and services in smart buildings as well as (2) the privacy preferences to help users manage their privacy in such environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 37th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2017
EditorsJoao E. Ferreira, Teruo Higashino, Aibek Musaev
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages193-198
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538632925
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 13 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event37th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2017 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2017Jun 8 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE 37th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2017

Other

Other37th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period6/5/176/8/17

Keywords

  • Internet of Things
  • IoT
  • Privacy
  • Privacy Policies
  • Privacy-aware
  • Smart Buildings
  • User Preferences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems

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