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Buddy's wearable is not your buddy: privacy implications of pet wearables

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-39
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Security and Privacy
Issue number3
DateAccepted/In press - 17 Oct 2018
DatePublished (current) - 14 May 2019


As an increasingly prevalent class of consumer device, pet wearables hold more privacy implications than might at first be apparent. Whilst marketed as devices for pets, through analysis of privacy policies we show that more data is captured about owners than pets – and what data is captured remains vague.

    Research areas

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

    Structured keywords

  • Cyber Security

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