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Just published: Smart Technologies – Workshop on Challenges and Trends for Privacy in a Hyper-connected World

Baur-Ahrens, A.; Bieker, F.; Friedewald, M. et al. (2016): Smart Technologies – Workshop on Challenges and Trends for Privacy in a Hyper-connected World. In: Aspinall, D.; Camenisch, J. et al. (Hrsg.): Privacy and Identity 2015, IFIP AICT, vol. 476. Cham: Springer, S. 111-128.

In this workshop we addressed what it means to live in a smart world with particular regard to privacy. Together with the audience, we discussed the impacts of smart devices on individuals and society. The workshop was therefore interdisciplinary by design and brought together different perspectives including technology, data protection and law, ethics and regulation. In four presentations, a range of issues, trends and challenges stemming from smart devices in general and smart cars in particular – as one example of an emerging and extensive smart technology – were raised. In the discussion, it became clear that privacy and its implementation are at the core of the relationship between users on the one side and smart appliances as well as the technical systems and companies behind them on the other and that there is an ongoing need to broaden the understanding of privacy in the direction of a social and collective value.

Privacy and Trust in the Ubiquitous Information Society

The overall objective of the study was to provide information helping to develop and assess policy options on EU level in order to address existing or emerging challenges to effective data protection, privacy and trust resulting from the development towards the ubiquitous information society. The study provides information on the following aspects:

  • Overview and analysis of existing research and publications on possible effects of more ambient ICT use on privacy and trust,
  • Identification of challenges for privacy and data protection and for trust and confidence,
  • Description and assessment of possible responses,
  • Options for a policy response on EU level,

The study provides input for the development of a set of EU level measures responding to the challenges raised with respect to privacy and trust in the ubiquitous information society, based on an assessment of all available instruments: social dialogue, fostering technical development, international cooperation and ensuring a regulatory framework enabling citizens, businesses and public entities to achieve the maximum of the potential benefits.

Status

Completed project (01/2008 – 12/2008)

Client

European Commission, DG Information Society and Media, Unit B1

Partners

  • Trilateral Research and Consulting London, UK
  • Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, CH
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Research group on Law Science Technology & Society, BE

Publications

Official Deliverables

Friedewald, Michael, David Wright, Serge Gutwirth, Paul De Hert, Marc Langheinrich, Antje Dietrich, Andreas Salzmann, Anna Moscibroda, Gloria González Fuster, Katja Devries, Wim Schreurs, and Niels Van Dijk, „Privacy and Trust in the Ubiquitous Information Society: An annotated bibliography re privacy, trust and the Ubiquitous Information Society“, Inception Report (Deliverable 1) Fraunhofer ISI, Karlsruhe, 2008.

Friedewald, Michael, David Wright, Serge Gutwirth, Paul De Hert, Marc Langheinrich, Timo Leimbach, Gloria González Fuster, and Ion Iulia, „Privacy and Trust in the Ubiquitous Information Society: Analysis of the impact of convergent and pervasive ICT on privacy and data protection and needs and options for development of the legal framework“, Final Report for the European Commission Fraunhofer ISI, Karlsruhe, 2009. https://bookshop.europa.eu/en/privacy-and-trust-in-the-ubiquitous-information-society-pbKK0414601/

Articles

Wright, David, Serge Gutwirth, Michael Friedewald, Paul De Hert, Marc Langheinrich, and Anna Moscibroda, „Privacy, Trust and Policy-Making: Challenges and Responses“, Computer Law & Security Report, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2009, pp. 69-83.

 

Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence – SWAMI

Project Summary

Objective: This project aims to identify and analyse the social, economic, legal, technological and ethical issues related to identity, privacy and security in the forecasted but not yet deployed Ambient Intelligence (AmI) environment.

FP6 Project: IST Priority 8.1: Policy-oriented research (SSP): Integrating and Strengthening the European Research Area.
Start date of contract: 1 February 2005
Contract duration: 18 Months

SWAMI Partners

Work Packages

Final Conference

Deliverables

    • Friedewald, Michael, Elena Vildjiounaite, David Wright, Ioannis Maghiros, Michiel Verlinden, Petteri Alahuhta, Sabine Delaitre, Serge Gutwirth, Wim Schreurs, and Yves Punie, „Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence (SWAMI): The brave new world of ambient intelligence – A state-of-the-art review“, Deliverable D1, January 2006.
    • Punie, Yves, Sabine Delaitre, Ioannis Maghiros, David Wright, Michael Friedewald, Petteri Alahuhta, Serge Gutwirth, Paul de Hert, Ralf Lindner, Anna Agata Moscibroda, Wim Schreurs, Michiel Verlinden, and Elena Vildjiounaite, „Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence (SWAMI): Dark Scenarios on Ambient Intelligence – Higlighting risks and vulnerabilities“, Deliverable D2, January 2006.
    • Friedewald, Michael, Ralf Lindner, David Wright, Pasi Ahonen, Petteri Alahuhta, Barbara Daskala, Paul de Hert, Sabine Delaitre, Serge Gutwirth, Ioannis Maghiros, Anna Agata Moscibroda, Yves Punie, Wim Schreurs, Elena Vildjiounaite, and David  Wright, „Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence (SWAMI): Threats, Vulnerabilities and Safeguards in Ambient Intelligence“, Deliverable D3, 2006.
    • Wright, David, Michael Friedewald, Pasi Ahonen, Petteri Alahuhta, Barbara Daskala, Paul de Hert, Sabine Delaitre, Serge Gutwirth, Ralf Lindner, Ioannis Maghiros, Anna Agata Moscibroda, Yves Punie, Wim Schreurs, Michiel Verlinden, and Elena Vildjiounaite, „Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence (SWAMI): Final Report“, Deliverable 4, 2006.
    • Friedewald, Michael, and David Wright, „Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence (SWAMI): Report on the Final Conference, Brussels, 21-22 March 2006“, Deliverable D5, 2006.
    • Wright, David, and Michael Friedewald, „Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence (SWAMI): Report on Dissemination Activities“, Deliverable D6, 2006.

Book

    • Wright, David, Serge Gutwirth, Michael Friedewald, Elena Vildjiounaite, and Yves Punie, Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence, Springer, Dordrecht, 2008.

Articles

  • Friedewald, Michael, „Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence: Outline of a research agenda on the European Level“, in Dieter Hutter, and Markus Ullmann (eds.), Security in Pervasive Computing. Proceedings of the second International Conference, SPC 2005, Boppard, Germany, April 6-8, 2005, Springer, Heidelberg, Berlin, 2005, pp. 63-69.
  • Wright, David, „The dark side of ambient intelligence“, Info: The journal of policy, regulation and strategy, Vol. 7, No. 6, 2005, pp. 33-51.
  • Friedewald, Michael, Olivier Da Costa, Yves Punie, Petteri Alahuhta, and Sirkka Heinonen, „Perspectives of Ambient Intelligence in the Home Environment“, Telematics and Informatics, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2005, pp. 221-238.
  • Maghiros, Ioannis, Yves Punie, Sabine Delaitre, Paul de Hert, Serge Gutwirth, Wim Schreurs, Anna Agata Moscibroda, Michael Friedewald, Ralf Lindner, David Wright, Elena Vildjiounaite, and Petteri Alahuhta, „Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence“, in Achilles D. Kameas, and Dimitris Papalexopoulos (eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd IET International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE 06), 5-6 July 2006, Athens, IET Press, Stevenage, 2006, pp. 245-250.
  • Friedewald, Michael, Elena Vildjiounaite, Yves Punie, and David Wright, „The Brave New World of Ambient Intelligence: An Analysis of Scenarios regarding Security, Security and Privacy Issues“, in John A. Clark, Richard F. Paige, Fiona A. C. Polack, and Phillip J. Brooke (eds.), Security in Pervasive Computing. Proceedings of the Third International Conference, SPC 2006, York, UK, April 18-21, 2006, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2006, pp. 119-133.
  • Vildjiounaite, Elena, Petteri Alahuhta, Pasi Ahonen, David Wright, and Michael Friedewald, „Design Guidelines for Analysis and Safeguarding of Privacy Threats in Ubicomp Applications“, in Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Zakaria Maamar, and George M. Giaglis (eds.), Ubiquitous Computing, Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing, IWUC 2006, In conjunction with ICEIS 2006, Paphos, Cyprus, May 2006., INSTICC Press, Setúbal, Portugal, 2006, pp. 49-61.
  • Friedewald, Michael, and Ralf Lindner, „Ubiquitous Computing: Herausforderungen für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit“, Der Datenschutz-Berater, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2007, pp. 8-10.
  • Friedewald, Michael, and Ralf Lindner, „Datenschutz, Privatsphäre und Identität in intelligenten Umgebungen: Eine Szenarioanalyse“, in Friedemann Mattern (ed.), Die Informatisierung des Alltags: Leben in smarten Umgebungen, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2007, pp. 207-231.
  • Friedewald, Michael, Elena Vildjiounaite, Yves Punie, and David Wright, „Privacy, Identity, and Security in Ambient Intelligence: A Scenario Analysis“, Telematics and Informatics, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2007, pp. 15-29.
  • Lindner, Ralf, and Michael Friedewald, „Gesellschaftliche Herausforderung durch intelligente Umgebungen: Dunkle Szenarien als TA-Werkzeug“, ITA manu:script ITA-07-07, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, 2007.
  • Wright, David, Serge Gutwirth, and Michael Friedewald, „Shining Light on the Dark Side of Ambient Intelligence“, Foresight: The Journal of Future Studies, Strategic Thinking and Policy, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2007, pp. 46-59.
  • Friedewald, Michael, „Ubiquitous Computing: Ein neues Konzepts der Mensch-Computer-Interaktion und seine Folgen“, in Hans Dieter Hellige (ed.), Mensch-Computer-Interface: Zur Geschichte und Zukunft der Computerbedienung, Transkript Verlag, Bielefeld, 2008, pp. 259-280.
  • Friedewald, Michael, and Ralf Lindner, „Gesellschaftliche Herausforderung durch intelligente Umgebungen“, Technikfolgenabschätzung – Theorie und Praxis, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2008, pp. 78-83.
  • Vildjiounaite, Elena, Tapani Rantakokko, Petteri Alahuhta, Pasi Ahonen, David Wright, and Michael Friedewald, „Privacy Threats in Emerging Ubicomp Applications: Analysis and Safeguarding“, in Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Zakaria Maamar, and George M. Giaglis (eds.), Advances in Ubiquitous Computing: Future Paradigms and Directions, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, 2008, pp. 320-351.
  • Wright, David, Michael Friedewald, Wim Schreurs, Michiel Verlinden, Serge Gutwirth, Yves Punie, Ioannis Maghiros, Elena Vildjiounaite, and Petteri Alahuhta, „The illusion of security“, Communications of the ACM, Vol. 51, No. 3, 2008, pp. 56-63.
  • Wright, David, „Alternative futures: AmI scenarios and Minority Report“, Futures, Vol. 40, 2008, pp. 473–488.
  • de Hert, Paul, Serge Gutwirth, Anna Moscibroda, David Wright, and Gloria Gonzalez-Fuster, „Legal Safeguards for Privacy and Data Protection in Ambient Intelligence“, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Vol. 13, No. 6, 2009, pp. 435-444.

SWAMI Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence

This project aimed to identify and analyse the social, economic, legal, technological and ethical issues related to identify, privacy and security in Ambient Intelligence (AmI). The partners reviewed existing AmI projects, studies, scenarios and roadmaps to ensure that the SWAMI project captures, as far as possible, the major trends and issues. The partners composed “dark” scenarios, the aim of which was to expose key socio-economic, legal, technological and ethical risks and vulnerabilities related to issues such as identity, privacy and security that may emerge from the deployment of AmI technologies and services, many if not most of which invisible to the public. The partners defined and studied various research and policy options, which could serve as safeguards and privacy-enhancing mechanisms. The aim was to identify mechanisms, which ensure user control, user acceptance and enforceability of policy in an accessible manner, as well as to ensure that all Europeans have real equal rights and opportunities of accessibility to the Ambient Intelligence space. The partners sought to validate their findings through two workshops with other AmI and IST experts before presenting the options to the Commission in a final report. Project results were disseminated widely and continuously throughout the project and were presented at a final, high-level conference.

Status

Completed Project (02/2005 – 07/2006)

Client

6th Framework Programme; European Commission, DG Information Society, Unit H3

Partners

  • Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), Joint Research Center, European Commission, Seville
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society, Brussels
  • Technology & Society, Brussels
  • Technical Research Centre of Finland, VTT, Oulu
  • Trilateral Research & Consultancy, London

Publications

Book

  • Wright, David, Serge Gutwirth, Michael Friedewald, Elena Vildjiounaite, and Yves Punie, Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence, Springer, Dordrecht, 2008.

Articles and conference papers

  • Friedewald, Michael, „Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence: Outline of a research agenda on the European Level“, in Dieter Hutter, and Markus Ullmann (eds.), Security in Pervasive Computing. Proceedings of the second International Conference, SPC 2005, Boppard, Germany, April 6-8, 2005, Springer, Heidelberg, Berlin, 2005, pp. 63-69.
  • Maghiros, Ioannis, Yves Punie, Sabine Delaitre, Paul de Hert, Serge Gutwirth, Wim Schreurs, Anna Agata Moscibroda, Michael Friedewald, Ralf Lindner, David Wright, Elena Vildjiounaite, and Petteri Alahuhta, „Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence“, in Achilles D. Kameas, and Dimitris Papalexopoulos (eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd IET International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE 06), 5-6 July 2006, Athens, IET Press, Stevenage, 2006, pp. 245-250.
  • Vildjiounaite, Elena, Petteri Alahuhta, Pasi Ahonen, David Wright, and Michael Friedewald, „Design Guidelines for Analysis and Safeguarding of Privacy Threats in Ubicomp Applications“, in Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Zakaria Maamar, and George M. Giaglis (eds.), Ubiquitous Computing, Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing, IWUC 2006, In conjunction with ICEIS 2006, Paphos, Cyprus, May 2006., INSTICC Press, Setúbal, Portugal, 2006, pp. 49-61.
  • Friedewald, Michael, and Ralf Lindner, „Datenschutz, Privatsphäre und Identität in intelligenten Umgebungen: Eine Szenarioanalyse“, in Friedemann Mattern (ed.), Die Informatisierung des Alltags: Leben in smarten Umgebungen, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2007, pp. 207-231.
  • Friedewald, Michael, and Ralf Lindner, „Ubiquitous Computing: Herausforderungen für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit“, Der Datenschutz-Berater, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2007, pp. 8-10.
  • Friedewald, Michael, Elena Vildjiounaite, Yves Punie, and David Wright, „Privacy, Identity, and Security in Ambient Intelligence: A Scenario Analysis“, Telematics and Informatics, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2007, pp. 15-29.
  • Lindner, Ralf, and Michael Friedewald, „Gesellschaftliche Herausforderung durch intelligente Umgebungen: Dunkle Szenarien als TA-Werkzeug“, ITA manu:script ITA-07-07, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, 2007.
  • Wright, David, Serge Gutwirth, and Michael Friedewald, „Shining Light on the Dark Side of Ambient Intelligence“, Foresight: The Journal of Future Studies, Strategic Thinking and Policy, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2007, pp. 46-59. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=1602580&show=abstract
  • Wright, David, „Alternative futures: AmI scenarios and Minority Report“, Futures, Vol. 40, 2008, pp. 473–488.
  • Friedewald, Michael, and Ralf Lindner, „Gesellschaftliche Herausforderung durch intelligente Umgebungen“, Technikfolgenabschätzung – Theorie und Praxis, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2008, pp. 78-83.
  • Wright, David, Michael Friedewald, Wim Schreurs, Michiel Verlinden, Serge Gutwirth, Yves Punie, Ioannis Maghiros, Elena Vildjiounaite, and Petteri Alahuhta, „The illusion of security“, Communications of the ACM, Vol. 51, No. 3, 2008, pp. 56-63.
  • de Hert, Paul, Serge Gutwirth, Anna Moscibroda, David Wright, and Gloria Gonzalez-Fuster, „Legal Safeguards for Privacy and Data Protection in Ambient Intelligence“, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Vol. 13, No. 6, 2009, pp. 435-444.
  • Wright, David, „Constructing Dark Scenarios for Privacy Policy Formulation“, in Susanne Giesecke, Patrick Crehan, and Stephan Elkins (eds.), The European Foresight Monitoring Network: Collection of EFMN Briefs, Part 2, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities Luxembourg, 2009, pp. 106-107.

Official Deliverables

AmI@Life – Roadmapping Ambient Intelligence in Everyday Life

The concept of Ambient Intelligence (AmI) provides a vision of the Information Society where the emphasis is on user-friendliness, efficient and distributed services support, user-empowerment, and support for human interactions. People are surrounded by intelligent intuitive interfaces that are embedded in all kinds of objects and an environment that is capable of recognizing and responding to the presence of different individuals in a seamless, unobtrusive and often invisible way. This vision of AmI places the user at the centre of future development. Technologies will be designed for people rather than making people adapt to technologies.

The objective of this roadmapping project was to understand how different Ambient Intelligence technologies might affect digital divides and to depict scenarios that enable us to think about them in a dynamic, flexible and prospective way. It was therefore not the aim to provide concrete solutions to digital divide problems. It was neither only about technologies that are user-friendly. The project rather raised the potential of full IST integration in our everyday lives, taking into account the key socio-cultural, economical and technological issues affecting trusted and universal access to AmI@Life.

Status

Completed project (2002-2003)

Client

  • 5th Framework Programme
  • European Commission, Institute for Prospective Technology Studies (IPTS)
  • European Science and Technology Obersatory (ESTO)

Partners

  • TNO-STB, Delft, NL
  • VTT Electronics, VTT Building and Transport, Oulu, FIN
  • Fondazione Rosselli, Milan, IT
  • ENEA, Rome, IT

Publications

  • Friedewald, Michael, and Olivier Da Costa, „Science and Technology Roadmapping: Ambient Intelligence in Everyday Life (AmI@Life)“, Institute for Prospective Technology Studies, Seville, 2003.
  • Da Costa, Olivier, Mark Boden, and Michael Friedewald, „Science and Technology Roadmapping for Policy Intelligence: Lessons for Future Projects“, in Martin Potůček, and Barbara Slintáková (eds.), The Second Prague Workshop on Futures Studies Methodology, CESES FSV UK, Prague, 2005, pp. 146-161.
  • Friedewald, Michael, Olivier Da Costa, Yves Punie, Petteri Alahuhta, and Sirkka Heinonen, „Perspectives of Ambient Intelligence in the Home Environment“, Telematics and Informatics, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2005, pp. 221-238.
  • Da Costa, Olivier, and Michael Friedewald, „Ambient Intelligence 2020“, in Susanne Giesecke, Patrick Crehan, and Stephan Elkins (eds.), The European Foresight Monitoring Network: Collection of EFMN Briefs, Part 1, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities Luxembourg, 2008, pp. 343-345.