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‘Internet of Everything’: The inevitable end of Privacy?
International Conference on Current Trends in Higher Education in India (2019)
  • Subhajit Basu
When everything is connected, everyone is vulnerable. Individuals often provide personal information without recognising its value, but, once it is in the cloud, the content can be used to create precise profiles. Moreover, increasingly, the cloud is where the data is. That means it is the target of attacks by those seeking to steal identities and other valuable information. Advances in the structure and use of the cloud create new opportunities for harmful behaviour, which often results in ‘collateral damage’. The determination of which behaviours are criminal is constantly changing in response to the norms of each society, recognition of human rights, amendments to legal codes, and advancements in technology. No matter how devious or harmful action is, it cannot be prosecuted as a crime unless laws are in place that outlines the illegality of the behaviour and the possible sanctions involved. It is also important to realise that many of these ‘Internet of everything’ issues are essentially old problems in a new setting; although it is reasonable to assert that technology has made the problems more acute. In this lecture, I will discuss the privacy challenges. The focus is primarily on the difficulty of protecting the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of information. I argue that while regulating ‘Internet of everything’ first we should try to ensure that this technology is not used as a tool for crime and should not become a victim of a crime. Second, we need to ensure the privacy of the end user. 
  • privacy
Publication Date
Winter January 22, 2019
Kolkata, India
Citation Information
Subhajit Basu. "‘Internet of Everything’: The inevitable end of Privacy?" International Conference on Current Trends in Higher Education in India (2019)
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