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Vad användare borde veta om risker och konsekvenser med Internet of Things
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This report is about risks and consequences for user privacy when using the Internet of Things (IoT) and what users should know in order to reduce these risks. IoT are physical devices that via sensors and communication technologies are connected to the Internet. IoT devices can for example be connected fitness bracelets, lamps and sensors in cars.There are some uncertainties about risks, consequences and personal integrity regarding IoT and this study aims to increase users understanding and awareness for the technology. To get answers to these questions a qualitative study was conducted in which experts and scholars in the field of computer science and IT law were interviewed.We have in our study identified five risks with associated consequences. Based on the study we also provide recommendations on what users should be aware of when using the technology. The risks include that users can get intrusion into their privacy, that third parties may take part of user data, unauthorized access to personal information, users can be exposed to vague and complex terms and that users are exposed to big data analysis. Some consequences of these risks may be that users are experiencing their privacy violated and withdraws from the technology or starts entering false information, are exposed to targeted advertising or receive increased insurance premiums, are subject to threats or identity theft, their personal information is spread undesirably and some risks could even be a threat to democracy. A few things that users should be aware about in order to reduce risks of the technology is that they should be more careful about what information they share, start reading and understanding user agreements, realize that they have more power than they think, increase understanding of consequences and put higher demands on the technology.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Internet of Things, risker, konsekvenser, personlig integritet, användarmedvetenhet, IoT
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-47250Local ID: 4d08ba1b-08f1-4dec-8941-d7fc3857625cOAI: diva2:1020570
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Systems Sciences, bacheor's level
Validerat; 20160616 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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