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3 Privacy Implications of Emerging Technologies Part I - Panel Summary
Pages 9-13

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... Landau, as moderator, then introduced the following panelists and gave each of them 5 minutes for opening comments: • Fuming Shih, senior product manager, Oracle Cloud; • Tao Zhang, distinguished engineer, Cisco Systems; • Mark McGovern, CEO, Mobile System 7; and, • Lee Tien, senior staff attorney and Adams Chair for Internet Rights, Electronic Frontier Foundation. Fuming Shih presented some results from his research on user privacy preferences and behaviors with smart phones, including the factors that affect individual preferences for information disclosure to mobile apps, and on ways of making privacy conflicts more visible to users.
From page 10...
... Tao Zhang started by noting that there are currently approximately 12 billion networked "things" worldwide. Analysis by Cisco and others suggests that there will be more than 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, in industrial systems, manufacturing plants, public services, connected vehicles, and consumer devices.
From page 11...
... Such concerns generally prompted users to want more control over their data, and have helped spur development of enhanced user control mechanisms, such as user options for encryption and data storage schemes. Shih questioned whether enhanced user control options would actually enhance privacy.
From page 12...
... For example, some in California have proposed replacing the gas tax with a mileage-based tax that could potentially be determined either by tracking vehicle location over time or, alternatively, via some data-free method. He noted that perspectives about geolocation data have evolved over the past 7 years or so, owing partly to empirical studies showing how easy it can be to identify individuals based upon their physical paths.
From page 13...
... One of the panelists added that the government and the private sector play different roles in society, and one should not expect practices that are acceptable in the private sector to also be acceptable in the government sector. Finally, a panelist asked how society characterizes "sufficient privacy." He suggested that, without an answer, it will be hard to know whether we are on the right path.

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