Assessing privacy policies of internet of things services

  • This paper provides an assessment framework for privacy policies of Internet of Things Services which is based on particular GDPR requirements. The objective of the framework is to serve as supportive tool for users to take privacy-related informed decisions. For example when buying a new fitness tracker, users could compare different models in respect to privacy friendliness or more particular aspects of the framework such as if data is given to a third party. The framework consists of 16 parameters with one to four yes-or-no-questions each and allows the users to bring in their own weights for the different parameters. We assessed 110 devices which had 94 different policies. Furthermore, we did a legal assessment for the parameters to deal with the case that there is no statement at all regarding a certain parameter. The results of this comparative study show that most of the examined privacy policies of IoT devices/services are insufficient to address particular GDPR requirements and beyond. We also found a correlation between the length of the policy and the privacy transparency score, respectively.

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Author:Niklas Paul, Welderufael Tesfay, Dennis-Kenji Kipker, Mattea Stelter, Sebastian Pape
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-583090
URL:https://hal.inria.fr/hal-02023740
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99828-2_12
ISBN:978-3-319-99828-2
Parent Title (German):33th IFIP International Conference on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection (SEC), Sep 2018, Poznan, Poland
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Language:English
Year of Completion:2019
Year of first Publication:2018
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/02/25
Tag:GDPR; General Data Protection Regulation; Internet of Things; Privacy Policies; ePR; ePrivacy Regulation
Page Number:15
First Page:156
Last Page:169
Note:
Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Institutes:Wirtschaftswissenschaften / Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 330 Wirtschaft
Sammlungen:Universit├Ątspublikationen
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0