Who owns your data: Information exposures and interventions from consumer devices

The consumer Internet of Things (IoT) space has experienced a significant rise in popularity in the recent years. From smart speakers, to baby monitors, and smart kettles and TVs, these devices are increasingly found in households around the world while users may be unaware of the risks associated with owning these devices. Why are they so cheap and what is the real value they give back to us? Dr Anna Maria Mandalari researches how these devices expose information online. In her talk, she will explore what we are invisible trading in exchange for these devices, sharing examples of privacy leakage from the most popular IoT devices in the market, what the implications for consumers are, and discuss potential future mitigations.