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White noise from the white goods?: conceptual & empirical perspectives on ambient domestic computing

Urquhart, Lachlan

Authors

Lachlan Urquhart



Contributors

Lilian Edwards
Editor

Burkhard Schafer
Editor

Edina Harbinja
Editor

Abstract

Within this chapter we consider the emergence of ambient domestic computing systems, both conceptually and empirically. We critically assess visions of post-desktop computing, paying particular attention to one contemporary trend: the internet of things (IoT). We examine the contested nature of this term, looking at the historical trajectory of similar technologies, and the regulatory issues they can pose, particularly in the home. We also look to the emerging regulatory solution of privacy by design, unpacking practical challenges it faces. The novelty of our contribution stems from a turn to practice through a set of empirical perspectives. We present findings that document the practical experiences and viewpoints of 13 leading experts in technology law and design.

Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Book Title Future Law
APA6 Citation Urquhart, L. (in press). White noise from the white goods?: conceptual & empirical perspectives on ambient domestic computing. In B. Schafer, L. Edwards, & E. Harbinja (Eds.), Future LawEdinburgh University Press
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