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Buddy's Wearable Is Not Your Buddy: Privacy Implications of Pet Wearables

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Original languageEnglish
Article number8713279
Pages (from-to)28-39
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Security and Privacy
Issue number3
DateAccepted/In press - 17 Oct 2018
DatePublished (current) - 10 May 2019


As an increasingly prevalent class of consumer device, pet wearables hold more privacy implications than might be initially apparent. Through analysis of privacy policies, we show that more data are captured about owners than pets-and which data are captured remains vague.

    Research areas

  • wearable computing, technology social factors, privacy, data privacy, animals, pets

    Structured keywords

  • Cyber Security

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