Tools for mobile transparency
Ubiquitous connectivity via smartphones and IoT devices has brought many societal and economic benefits, but also substantial risks for individual privacy. Increasingly such platforms are at the heart of a personal data ecosystem and economy, and facilitate collection of a variety of types of personal data. As such, there is an urgent need for tools that can provide insight into how this personal data is gathered and used, and that provide users with the ability to control how this information is shared.
This panel focuses on issues that arise form a lack of transparency into the data collected about us and move about the world, and tools that can help users regain visibility into and control over this data. The panel only strategies for detecting leaks, implications for how this data can be used by other parties, and how users can protect themselves from such leaks.
Chair: David Choffnes – Assistant professor, College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University