The Internet of Things (IoT) is now a reality: a global network of sensors, mobile phones, computing devices, and a variety of equipment, which can operate and communicate in real-time and be deployed in environments in which human beings develop their daily activities. In this scenario, one growing concern is the unobtrusive and passive sensing, through which large amounts of data are feeding systems for all sorts of inference. In fact, one of the main problems regarding the use of mobile phones and IoT devices is that, in many situations, users are not aware that their data is being collected or, even worse, they are not given the means for adequately controlling these data flows.
PrivacyCoLab intends to propose a new disruptive paradigm based on a privacy agent and a data-sharing model in the IoT domain for the smartphone’s devices.
The website of PrivacyCoLab is now online and can be accessed here.
PrivacyCoLab is a joint-project between University of Coimbra (Portugal) and University of Ostfold (Norway), and is led by Prof. Jorge Sá Silva.
The joint paper “A Privacy-Aware Framework integration into a Human-in-the-Loop IoT System” was published in the workshop “MobiSec 2021: Security, Privacy, and Digital Forensics of Mobile Systems and Networks” of the INFOCOM2021 conference.
This initiative is funded by EEA Grants Bilateral Relations Fund.