Prospectus [Larson]

For the research paper, I intend on focusing on the Internet of Things (IoT), and how the interconnectedness of devices can relate to privacy issues. Many new devices such as thermostats and refrigerators are connected to the internet and smart phones, and this creates security and privacy risks for the users, specifically being the data shared that the user has no knowledge of.

Potential Sources:

Bailey, Melissa W. “Seduction by Technology: Why Consumers Opt Out of Privacy by Buying into the Internet of Things.” Texas Law Review, vol. 94, no. 5, Apr. 2016, pp. 1023–1054. EBSCOhost,

Hahn, Jim. “Chapter 4: Security and Privacy for Location Services and the Internet of Things.” Library Technology Reports, vol. 53, no. 1, Jan. 2017, pp. 23–28. EBSCOhost,

Hartzog, W. (2018). Privacy’s blueprint. Harvard University Press.

Poudel, Swaroop. “Internet of Things: Underlying Technologies, Interoperability, and Threats to Privacy and Security.” Berkeley Technology Law Journal, vol. 31, Jan. 2016, pp. 997–1021. EBSCOhost, doi:10.15779/Z38PK26. Link

Source 1 talks about privacy issues of the internet of things and how more of these databases can target people more specifically. Source 2 talks about the problem of location services and how that data can be a problem. Source 3 I’m not sure but its more general with privacy issues, and source 4 talks about


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  1. Jake,
    Expand some on precisely what kinds of privacy/security problems your foresee with the spread of IoT technologies. Do you see the potential solutions as primarily technical, or primarily legal?

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