Sensor Networks

Networked sensors will revolutionize how information is gathered and transmitted in both highly technical, scientific applications as well as objects that will touch people in their everyday lives. While this technology holds great promise for society, sensor networks also have the potential to be highly invasive, collecting personally identifiable or otherwise private information in new contexts.

The Clinic is actively studying privacy in emerging sensor networks, such as video surveillance systems, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) enabled objects. Though this work we aim to influence the design of sensor technologies in socially appropriate and privacy respecting ways.



Samuelson Clinic Submitted Comments to the California Public Utilities Commission on Privacy and the "Smart Grid" on behalf of the Center for Democracy & Technology 2010Clinical Project, Comments
Clinic co-releases report evaluating the effectiveness of the City of San Francisco's Surveillance Camera Program2009Report
Clinic Researchers File Comment on Risk Asssessment with EAC2008Comments
Demand Response Energy Systems: Security, Privacy, and Policy2007Presentation
Samuelson Clinic Researcher Presents Case Study on the Adoption of RFID Technology in the US e-Passport2007Research Paper
Network Security Architecture for Demand Response/Sensor Networks2006Report
Samuelson Clinic Director Testified Before Department of Homeland Security on Expectations of Privacy in Public Spaces2006Testimony
Samuelson Clinic Students Assisted the Constitution Project in Preparing Guidelines for Video Surveillance2006Report
Samuelson Clinic Director, Fellow Participated at Computers, Freedom & Privacy Conference2006Presentation
Samuelson Clinic Researcher Presented Work on RFID Technology at O'Reilly Emerging Technologies Conference2006Presentation
Clinic Submits Comments to U.S. Department of State on Electronic Passports on behalf of Eight Leading Computer Scientists and Engineers2005Comments
Radio Frequency Identification and Privacy with Information Goods2004Research Paper, Presentation
Ubiquitous Computing: RFID and Information Goods2003Research Paper