Is Your Surveillance Camera App Watching You? A Privacy Analysis

Schmitt, Vera, Nicholson, James and Möller, Sebastian (2022) Is Your Surveillance Camera App Watching You? A Privacy Analysis. In: The Computing Conference 2023. SAI, London. (In Press)

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Nowadays, smartphones are equipped with various sensors collecting a huge amount of sensitive personal information about their users. However, for smartphone users, it remains hidden, and sensit- ive information is accessed by used applications and data requestors. Moreover, governmental institutions have no means to verify if applic- ations requesting sensitive information are compliant with the General Data Protection Directive (GDPR), as it is infeasible to check the tech- nical details and data requested by applications that are on the market. Thus, this research aims to shed light on the compliance analysis of applications with the GDPR. Therefore, a multidimensional analysis is applied to analyzing the permission requests of applications. The use case of security camera applications was chosen, as they access highly sensit- ive personal information. Our results confirm that these apps suffer from serious privacy issues ranging from regulatory compliance issues to in- appropriate design and development strategies that can severely impact users’ privacy.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Computing Conference 2023; London, Conference date: 22-23 Jun 2023
Uncontrolled Keywords: privacy protection, privacy policy analysis, GDPR
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
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Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2022 12:32
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2022 12:45

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