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Privacy-by-Design Framework for Assessing Internet of Things Applications and Platforms

Perera, Charith; McCormick, Ciaran; Bandara, Arosha K.; Price, Blaine A. and Nuseibeh, Bashar (2016). Privacy-by-Design Framework for Assessing Internet of Things Applications and Platforms. In: IoT'16: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Internet of Things, ACM, New York, pp. 83–92.

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Internet of Things (IoT) systems are designed and developed either as standalone applications from the ground-up or with the help of IoT middleware platforms. They are designed to support different kinds of scenarios, such as smart homes and smart cities. Thus far, privacy concerns have not been explicitly considered by IoT ap- plications and middleware platforms. This is partly due to the lack of systematic methods for designing privacy that can guide the software development process in IoT. In this paper, we propose a set of guidelines, a privacy- by-design framework, that can be used to assess privacy capabilities and gaps of existing IoT applications as well as middleware platforms. We have evaluated two open source IoT middleware platforms, namely OpenIoT and Eclipse SmartHome, to demonstrate how our framework can be used in this way.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Authors
ISBN: 1-4503-4814-9, 978-1-4503-4814-0
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Adaptive Security And Privacy (XC-11-004-BN)291652EC (European Commission): FP (inc.Horizon2020 & ERC schemes)
Extra Information: Originally presented at the International Conference on the Internet of Things (IOT 2016), Stuttgart, Germany, 7-9 Nov 2016.
Keywords: Internet of Things; privacy; Software Engineering
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Item ID: 47431
Depositing User: Arosha Bandara
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2016 08:23
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 02:20
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