ETH Zurich :
Computer Science :
Pervasive Computing :
Distributed Systems :
Dagstuhl Ubicomp - Abstract
Privacy in Ubiquitous Computing
Marc Langheinrich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich,
Privacy in Ubiquitous Computing is like the weather: Everybody's talking about
it, but no one is doing anything about it. In this talk I try to give ten
(good) reasons why it is a good idea to care about privacy in ubiquitous
computing; five reasons why privacy in ubiquitous computing is different from
privacy on, say, the Internet; as well as ten things to ask yourself when it
comes to building privacy-aware ubiquitous computing systems. Below are the
Why bother with privacy?
- It's a human right
- It's a legal requirement
- Privacy sells
- Privacy costs money
- Ignoring privacy costs more money
- Privacy is not just Anonymity
- Privacy is not just Security
- There are no 100% guarantees
- Privacy requires trust
- Privacy is always a trade-off
- How much data do I need to collect?
- How much anonymous or pseudonymous data can I use?
- Give notice!
- Offer the user a choice
- Get the user's consent
- Provide security for any personal data collected
- Delete unwanted personal data ASAP
- Provide user access
- Be accountable
- Collect and process data locally
What's special about Privacy in Ubiquitous Computing?
- It's inhomogeneous
- It's invisible
- It's comprehensive
- It's smart
- Nobody's paying attention
See also the corresponding Ubicomp 2001 Paper.