Enrico Gerding
Fri 28 Apr 2017, 11:00 - 12:00
Informatics Forum (IF-2.33)

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Increasingly, our personal data is being collected by online services, whether this is through the web, smartphones, or Internet of Things  devices. As a result, we are constantly being asked to accept legally couched terms and conditions, or give permissions for data use in mobile apps.  However, these modes of obtaining consent are inadequate because: (1) they preclude ready understanding about what data is being collected and how it will be used, and (2) they do not offer a realistic choice. Such consent is therefore not meaningful. In this talk I will discuss progress on a project which attempts to address this growing concern. In particular, I will discuss how agent-based negotiation can be used to better control access and usage of data. The goal in doing so is to satisfy seemingly contradictory aims of minimising the cognitive burden yet obtaining agreements which are meaningful.