D-waste: Data disposal as challenge for waste management in the Internet of Things

International Review of Information Ethics 22:101-107 (2014)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Proliferation of data processing and data storage devices in the Internet of Things poses significant privacy risks. At the same time, faster and faster use-cycles and obsolescence of devices with electronic components causes environmental problems. Some of the solutions to the environmental challenges of e-waste include mandatory recycling schemes as well as informal second hand markets. However, the data security and privacy implications of these green policies are as yet badly understood. This paper argues that based on the experience with second hand markets in desktop computers, it is very likely that data that was legitimately collected under the household exception of the Data Protection Directive will “leak” into public spheres. Operators of large recycling schemes may find themselves inadvertently and unknowingly to be data controller for the purpose of Data Protection law, private resale of electronic devices can expose the prior owner to significant privacy risks.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 76,479

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Robotics, Big Data, Ethics and Data Protection: A Matter of Approach.Nicola Fabiano - 2019 - In Maria Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira, João Silva Sequeira, Gurvinder Singh Virk, Mohammad Osman Tokhi & Endre E. Kadar (eds.), Robotics and Well-Being. Springer Verlag. pp. 79-87.
Informational privacy, data mining, and the internet.Herman T. Tavani - 1999 - Ethics and Information Technology 1 (2):137-145.
Effects of e-waste on human health and environment.J. Thresa Jeniffer & J. Joannes Sam Mertens - 2014 - Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics 24 (5):161-162.
Big Data Privacy and Ethical Challenges.Paulette Lacroix - 2019 - In Mowafa Househ, Andre W. Kushniruk & Elizabeth M. Borycki (eds.), Big Data, Big Challenges: A Healthcare Perspective: Background, Issues, Solutions and Research Directions. Springer Verlag. pp. 101-111.
Equity and nuclear waste disposal.Kristin Shrader-Frechette - 1994 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 7 (2):133-156.

Analytics

Added to PP
2020-08-12

Downloads
6 (#1,106,014)

6 months
1 (#455,463)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Burkhard Schafer
University of Edinburgh

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references