Privacy matters: issues within mechatronics

Steve Watt, Chris Milne, David Bradley, David Russell, Peter Hehenberger, Jorge Azorin-Lopez

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    As mechatronic devices and components become increasingly integrated with and within wider systems concepts such as Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things, designer engineers are faced with new sets of challenges in areas such as privacy. The paper looks at the current, and potential future, of privacy legislation, regulations and standards and considers how these are likely to impact on the way in which mechatronics is perceived and viewed. The emphasis is not therefore on technical issues, though these are brought into consideration where relevant, but on the soft, or human centred, issues associated with achieving user privacy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)423-430
    Number of pages8
    Issue number21
    Early online date10 Nov 2016
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


    • Privacy
    • Security
    • Mechatronics
    • Cyber-physical systems
    • Internet of things
    • Users
    • Big data


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