Design challenge: How can IoT support alternative ways of co-habiting?

Irina ShklovskiBusiness IT DepartmentResearchinternet of thingsdesign

June 6, 2019

Although more and more people are living together in new ways, many technologies are designed with individuals and traditional use patterns in mind. The research project VIRT-EU is now inviting designers and developers to come up with fresh ideas on how technology can take into account different needs within living spaces.

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Are our gadgets spying on us?

Irina ShklovskiBusiness IT DepartmentResearchinternet of thingsprivacyethics

December 14, 2018

More and more internet-connected gadgets find their way into our homes. In order to work, these products collect data about us. But where do these data end up, and can we trust that they are handled in a safe and ethical manner? Hear Associate Professor Irina Skhlovski talk about digital surveillance in this video.

IoT-udviklere kalder til dataetisk revolution

IoT developers call for a data ethics revolution

Irina ShklovskiBusiness IT DepartmentResearchethicsinternet of thingsRachel Douglas-Jones

June 22, 2018

Across Europe, IoT developers are calling to end careless data security practices and ethically questionable WiFi-connected products, shows a new analysis by researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen. The researchers are currently developing the ethical guidelines and tools to help developers as they debate existing problems and design future technologies.


What can we learn from the Facebook data scandal?

Irina ShklovskiBusiness IT DepartmentDigital Design Departmentsocial mediaprivacyAske KammerBrit Ross Winthereik

May 7, 2018

The Cambridge Analytica scandal where data from 87 million Facebook users was abused has raised concerns and debate about the implications of sharing personal data with global tech companies. Here, three ITU researchers reflect on what we can learn from the scandal.