Risk Perceptions for Wearable Devices

Provided by: Cornell University
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
Wearable devices or "Wearables" bring great benefits but also potential risks that could expose users' activities without their awareness or consent. In this paper, the authors report findings from the first large-scale survey conducted to investigate user security and privacy concerns regarding wearables. They surveyed 1,782 Internet users in order to identify risks that are particularly concerning to them; these risks are inspired by the sensor inputs and applications of popular wearable technologies. During this experiment, their questions controlled for the effects of what data was being accessed and with whom it was being shared.

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