I’m an MA student writing a dissertation on smart homes and privacy. I posted these questions on Reddit and someone directed me here, I hope that’s okay!
Would you be able to help? Feel free to reach out to me privately and give as much or as little information as you’d like. I’d obviously be using this information in my work so can’t guarantee who does or does not see it.
How are smart appliances perceived? (What is on the forefront of your mind when interacting? Do you actively remember it’s a product/form of income for a company? Do you remember your data is being collected) How can consent truly be given when? For example, what happens when your smart doorbell records every face that visits, or your smart speaker captures the whole family and your visitors on a recording? Who do you think is the most trusted smart home device provider and why? What is the most valuable smart home device and why?
What risk does ‘datafying’ children from birth have?