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Informing Privacy and Security Decision-Making in an IoT World

22 Oct
Tuesday, 10/22/2019 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Computer Science Building, Room 150/151
Rising Stars

Abstract:  Privacy and security concerns are growing rapidly thanks to ubiquitous data collections by IoT devices. One way to alleviate such concerns is to design privacy assistants that provide users with transparency around these pervasive data collections so that they can gain some level of control over their data. In this talk, I will first shed light on people's privacy-related preferences and concerns toward IoT data collection by discussing how users' comfort with data collection and their desire to allow or deny it can be explained and statistically modeled by factors such as data type or the purpose of data collection. I will then explain how social cues can influence people's privacy-related decisions toward allowing or denying IoT data collection. To inform consumers' IoT-related purchase decisions, I will finally talk about how consumers prefer to be presented with privacy and security information of IoT devices at the time of purchase through usable and effective privacy and security labels for IoT devices.

Bio: Pardis Emami-Naeini is a PhD Candidate in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), co-advised by Prof. Lorrie Cranor and Prof. Yuvraj Agarwal. She holds a Master of Science in Societal Computing from CMU and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. Her research interests lie at the intersection of privacy, security, and Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Pardis is passionate about enabling people to make more informed privacy and security decisions, while interacting with Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Her current project is focused on designing usable and informative privacy and security labels for smart devices. During her PhD, Pardis has been awarded the CMU CyLab Presidential Fellowship, as well as the UnifyID AI fellowship.

A reception for attendees will be held in CS 150 at 2 p.m.

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