ILPC Workshop - Human-Data Interaction, the Internet of Things, System Design, and the Law

ILPC Workshop - Human-Data Interaction, the Internet of Things, System Design, and the Law
05 Feb 2020, 10:00 to 05 Feb 2020, 17:00
IALS Council Chamber, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasingly operating within many households and offices. A number of things have enabled this spread: increasingly low costs of computing power, the ease and access to cheap storage, existing Internet connectivity, and the interest of governments and industry in extracting information from the masses of personal & other data ubiquitously collected from all of the systems and devices involved.

There is thus much useful functionality and convenience to be gained from these smart devices in our homes. Along with these benefits, however, also come potential privacy risks since these devices and systems can communicate information about their users over the Internet.

For the individual, the IoT is already a feature of many people’s daily life through the use of so-called ‘wearables” e.g., watches. However, insurance companies have responded to the increasing shift by the public towards ‘life-logging’ their lifestyles and exercise habits on the Internet by developing policies that incentivise tracking the amount of exercise they undertake daily in return for lower premiums.

Papers should offer an original perspective on the implications posed by the IoT for HDI, data privacy, and the role of the human in this data-driven and data-sharing environment.

Keynote:  Professor Yvonne Rogers (Chair of Interaction Design, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering Science, University College London. Her research interests are in the areas of ubiquitous computing, interaction design and human-computer interaction)

Please book your place here: HDI Website

This seminar is organised in collaboration with the University of Glasgow


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