Sensing the City : Designing for Privacy and Trust in the Internet of Things

Cottrill, Caitlin Doyle and Jacobs, Naomi and Markovic, Milan and Edwards, Peter (2020) Sensing the City : Designing for Privacy and Trust in the Internet of Things. Sustainable Cities and Society, 63: 102453. ISSN 2210-6707

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The push for ‘smart cities’ is seeing increasing interest and investment in public deployments of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. In many cases, however, these deployments are ‘hidden in plain sight’, with inadequate attention given to the communication of practices regarding the collection, use and sharing of data. This lack of information may impact negatively upon perceptions of trust by the general public, and lead to diminished engagement and comfort with IoT activities. In this paper, we report the results of a survey undertaken in the United Kingdom in November 2018 designed to gain information on perceptions of trust, risk, and informational desires related to public IoT deployments. Findings are expected to contribute to the development of communication practices regarding IoT deployments in smart city environments.

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Sustainable Cities and Society
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Sustainable Cities and Society. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Sustainable Cities and Society, 373:102453, 2020 DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2020.102453
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?? communication practicessmart citiesprivacyinternet of thingsrenewable energy, sustainability and the environmentcivil and structural engineeringtransportationgeography, planning and development ??
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