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When the Internet Surrounds Us

February 23, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Online

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New devices like smart cameras, smart speakers, video doorbells, and internet-connected toys are part of an “Internet of Things (IoT)”, which is creating new challenges for privacy, security, and surveillance in homes and neighborhoods. Data can be collected from multiple sources, including people who don’t own the smart home devices, and who may not be aware that the devices are collecting data, or if and how they might opt out of data collection.

Meanwhile, the social relationships among those interacting with smart home devices—including family members of different ages, house guests, neighbors, or domestic workers—may affect whose data is collected and shared. People are facing new potential harms from surveillance and a lack of privacy: from spying among neighbors or by landlords, to how smart devices impact parent/child relationships or can be misused for matters like domestic violence–changing dynamics are all around us. In this panel we discuss:

  • How is the Internet of Things changing privacy protection needs?
  • What innovative approaches can protect security and privacy for the diverse homes and communities being impacted by IoT technologies?
  • What kind of research, policy, and community action can create solutions to these challenges?

Join the CLTC and Cyversity in conversation with researchers who are at the forefront of thinking about these issues.


Accessibility Accommodations

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting, CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about mobility access in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Rachel Wesen at cltcevents@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7–10 days in advance of the event.


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