Beyond the Individual: Exploring Data Protection by Design in Connected Communal Spaces

Martin J. Kraemer, University of Oxford


There's a gap between the personal focus of data protection legislation and practices, and the communal implications of internet-connected technology. Through our research, we've started to explore how existing design tools and methods can help understand and address communal implications. In this talk, I will highlight opportunities for design in such spaces by discussing two case studies from participatory design workshops. These case studies show potential for our method to inform data protection design that is appropriate to social groups and their dynamics, complementing individual perspectives on data protection.

Martin Kraemer, University of Oxford

Martin is a final year doctoral student at the University of Oxford. His research aims to improve the understanding of and design for communal privacy practices in smart homes. Together with other HCI researchers, he runs the project Informing the Future of Data Protection by Design in Smart Homes funded by the UK Information Commissioner's Office.

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