Empowering users to control their privacy in context-aware system through interactive consent

Maarten Wegdam, D.J. Plas

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    Abstract

    Context-aware systems adapt their behaviour based on the context a user is in. Since context is potentially privacy sensitive information, users should be empowered to control how much of their context they are willing to share, under what conditions and for what purpose. We propose an interactive consent mechanism that allows this. It is interactive in the sense that users are asked for consent when a request for their context information is received. Our interactive consent mechanism complements a more traditional pre-configuration approach. We describe the architecture, the implementation of our interactive consent mechanism and a use case.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Technical Report Series
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente
    No.WoTUG-31/TR-CTIT-08-66
    ISSN (Print)1381-3625

    Keywords

    • SCS-Services
    • Context
    • Privacy
    • Interactive consent
    • Context-aware applications

    Cite this

    Wegdam, M., & Plas, D. J. (2008). Empowering users to control their privacy in context-aware system through interactive consent. (CTIT Technical Report Series; No. WoTUG-31/TR-CTIT-08-66). Enschede: Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT).