Making Ethical Decisions for the Immersive Web

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 4:00 pm4:30 pm

Diane Hosfelt, Mozilla


This talk focuses on building a platform that encourages ethical development and usage in an environment where ubiquitous sensors and continuous computer vision processing are required. Spatial computing and immersive experiences expose, by necessity, information that poses a threat to privacy. We’re still in a position to intervene in the Mixed Reality development process, instead of attempting to retrofit ethical decisions into an established design.

Diane Hosfelt, Mozilla

Diane is the security and privacy lead for the Mixed Reality team at Mozilla. She studied at Johns Hopkins University where her research was focused in applications of machine learning to cryptography. She’s currently developing new paradigms for privacy and consent in MR environments

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@inproceedings {238152,
author = {Diane Hosfelt},
title = {Making Ethical Decisions for the Immersive Web},
booktitle = {2019 {USENIX} Conference on Privacy Engineering Practice and Respect ({PEPR} 19)},
year = {2019},
address = {Santa Clara, CA},
url = {},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = aug