Timo Jakobi

Timo Jakobi
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg · Institut für Verbraucherinformatik

PhD

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Introduction
Keen on combining the strengths of law and HCI to put digital data protection legislation on a strong empirical basis. Evangelizing for taking into account design as a key factor for the effectiveness of control and transparency. Researching data protection (design) as a resource for competitive advantage. Experienced in implementing and running user centered and Living Lab based research wrt to privacy and in e.g. smart home, connected car, and smart metering systems.
Additional affiliations
October 2015 - present
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Position
  • Research Assistant in Usable Privacy for the Connected Car
Description
  • User centered design and research of usable means for managing privacy in the connected car.
October 2014 - present
Universität Siegen
Position
  • Researcher in Smart Home UX and privacy
April 2012 - May 2015
Universität Siegen
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Researching the users' view and privacy assests in Smart Metering - How to design meaningful privacy support - How to tare benefits and costs of Smart Metering fom an end user perspective.

Publications

Publications (51)
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While the recent discussion on Art. 25 GDPR often considers the approach of data protection by design as an innovative idea, the notion of making data protection law more effective through requiring the data controller to implement the legal norms into the processing design is almost as old as the data protection debate. However, there is another,...
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Data protection risks play a major role in data protection laws and have shown to be suitable means for accountability in designing for usable privacy. Especially in the legal realm, risks are typically collected heuristically or deductively, e.g., by referring to fundamental right violations. Following a user-centered design credo, research on usa...
Poster
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Today More personal data than ever before is being collected. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) aims to strengthen the rights of consumers. But it is unclear how GDPR can be concretely implemented.
Research
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After numerous revisions of the initial draft of the ePrivacy Regulation, the Portuguese presidency finally submitted a draft that all EU Member States agreed on. We would like to take the opportunity of the beginning of the trilogue to point out a serious technical flaw in the current draft. This flaw lies in the ambiguous relationship between the...
Conference Paper
Frequently the main purpose of domestic artifacts equipped with smart sensors is to hide technology, like previous examples of a Smart Mirror show. However, current Smart Homes often fail to provide meaningful IoT applications for all residents’ needs. To design beyond efficiency and productivity, we propose to realize the potential of the traditio...
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Today, more personal data than ever before is being collected and stored by companies of all types for a wide variety of purposes. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) aims to strengthen the rights of consumers by providing them with tools for controlling data collection and processing. While companies are now subject to legal obligations,...
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Spätestens mit Inkrafttreten der EU-Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO) sind die Themen Datenschutz und Umgang mit personenbezogenen Daten im Berufsalltag der Usability Professionals angekommen. Neben vielen anderen Prozessen sieht die DSGVO explizit die Entwicklung von Privacy Icons vor, um die Datenverarbeitung und -nutzung für die Betroffenen übe...
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The GDPR regulates at present the handling with personal data fundamentally new and thereby opens new leeway. At the same time, it creates great uncertainty among those affected. One example of this is web tracking: It helps designers to improve the utility and usability of their websites based on, in part, extensive (personal) data collection, or...
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Currently, there is a broad range of studies dealing with the design and visualization of energy consumption data for the domestic and increasingly for the office context. However, studies addressing the industrial context are quite rare, and due to the diversity of machines, processes, tasks, personal motivations, teams and the specific organizati...
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The GDPR regulates at present the handling with personal data fundamentally new and thereby opens new leeway. At the same time, it creates great uncertainty among those affected. One example of this is web trackers that help designers to improve the utility and usability of their websites on the basis of, in part, extensive (personal) data collecti...
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Loyalty programs are early examples of companies commercially collecting and processing personal data. Today, more than ever before, personal information is being used by companies of all types for a wide variety of purposes. To limit this, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) aims to provide consumers with tools to control data collection...
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Spätestens mit der Geltung der EU-Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO) sind die Themen Datenschutz und Umgang mit personenenbezogenen Daten im Berufsalltag vieler Usability Professionals angelangt. Im Workshop wird ein Ansatz vorgestellt, um personenbezogene Daten – z. B. Benutzerprofildaten wie Google Takeout oder Daten aus dem Internet of Things (k...
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Smart Meters are a key component of increasing the power efficiency of the Smart Grid. To help manage the grid effectively, these meters are designed to collect information on power consumption and send it to third parties. With Smart Metering, for the first time, these cloud-connected sensing devices are legally mandated to be installed in the hom...
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A key issue for smart home systems is supporting non-expert users in their management. Whereas feedback design on use cases (such as energy feedback) have gained attention, current approaches to providing awareness on the system state typically provide a rather technical view. Long-term investigations of the practices and resources needed for maint...
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Zusammenfassung Derzeit besteht ein hoher Gestaltungs- und Regulierungsbedarf zur Ausgestaltung einer Connected Car Cloud. Dieser wurde nicht zuletzt durch den Bericht der Ethikkommission „Autonomes Fahren“ unterstrichen. Die anstehenden Entscheidungen haben auch weitreichende Implikationen auf die Privatheit der Fahrer und Mitfahrenden. Die Verbra...
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Der Einsatz altersgerechter Technik – „insbesondere der Einsatz von Sicherheits- und Überwachungssystemen“ [1] – wirft ethische Fragen auf. Ohne angemessene Integration und Reflexion in Forschung und Praxis, erhalten Technologien zur Erfassung und Vermittlung von Daten, v.a. Monitoringsysteme zur Überwachung von Parametern wie Vitalität, Verhalten...
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Traditionally automotive UI focusses on the ergonomic design of controls and the user experience in the car. Bringing networked sensors into the car, connected cars can provide additional information to car drivers and owners, for and beyond the driving task. While there already are technological solutions, such as mobile applications commercially...
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Smart home systems change the way we experience the home. While there are established research fields within HCI for visualizing specific use cases of a smart home, studies targeting user demands on visualizations spanning across multiple use cases are rare. Especially, individual data-related demands pose a challenge for usable visualizations. To...
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Smart home systems are becoming an integral feature of the emerging home IT market. Under this general term, products mainly address issues of security, energy savings and comfort. Comprehensive systems that cover several use cases are typically operated and managed via a unified dashboard. Unfortunately, research targeting user experience (UX) des...
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Despite a proliferation of research in the use of ICTs to support active and healthy ageing, few have considered the privacy and security concerns particular to the elderly. We investigated the appropriation of tablet devices and a neighborhood portal as well as emerging privacy and security issues through ethnographic and action research in a long...
Chapter
HCI and CSCW research as well as practice has strongly indicated the value of integrating (end) users in software development processes. Such integration can help address actual needs and wants, to avoid undesirable developments and to strengthen the User Experience of a product. A user-focused approach to software development has some conceptual o...
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Kleinere, günstigere und effizientere Sensoren und Aktoren sowie Funkprotokolle haben dazu geführt, dass Smart Home Produkte in zunehmend auch für den privaten Massenmarkt erschwinglich werden. Damit stehen Hersteller und Anbieter vor der Herausforderung, komplexe cyber-physische Systeme für Jedermann handhabbar zu gestalten. Es fehlen allerdings e...
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In recent years research in Sustainable Interaction Design has put major efforts into understanding the potentials of saving energy in private households by providing energy consumption feedback. Trying to overcome pitfalls such as invisibility and immateriality, a great variety of designs with saving potentials from 5–15 %, has emerged. However, f...
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Die Vorteile, Nutzer aktiv, früh und langfristig in Entwicklungsprozesse zu integrieren, um Fehlentwicklungen zu vermeiden und Nutzerbedürfnisse zu adressieren, sind nicht nur in der akademischen Forschung bekannt. Prozesse und Strukturen in Unternehmen der IKT-Branche sind bereits häufig agil implementiert. Dennoch schaffen es kleine und mittlere...
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Reducing energy consumption is one of the most pursued economic and ecological challenges concerning societies as a whole, individuals and organizations alike. At the same time, advances in ubiquitous computing now allow for comprehensively measuring energy consumption in close detail. Still, few studies have touched on understanding what use could...
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Reducing energy consumption is one of the most pursued economic and ecological challenges concerning societies as a whole, individuals and organizations alike. At the same time, advances in ubiquitous computing now allow for comprehensively measuring energy consumption in close detail. Still, few studies have touched on understanding what use could...
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Das Konzept des Living Lab ist eine in der Wissenschaft anerkannte Innovations- und Forschungsmethodik. Im betrieblichen Kontext - insbesondere in kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen (KMU) – wird sie bislang jedoch kaum genutzt. Um die Nutzung im kommerziellen Kontext von Smart Home zu erforschen, wird im Forschungsprojekt SmartLive aktuell ein Livin...
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Residential and commercial buildings are responsible for about 40% of the EU's total energy consumption [2]. With current consumption feedback systems, dwellers have the opportunity to get disaggregated real-time energy feedback about their consumption. However, there is often an absence of additional context information, so that the user is not ab...
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The responsible and sustainable use of energy in private, public and business environments is one of the major societal challenges of our time. An essential part of this challenge is to increase the energy efficiency of (high energy) companies and implementing a sustainable energy manage-ment. In this paper we demonstrate that this is a complex soc...
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The responsible and sustainable use of energy in private, public and business environments is one of the major societal challenges of our time. An essential part of this challenge is to increase the energy efficiency of (high energy) companies and implementing a sustainable energy manage-ment. In this paper we demonstrate that this is a complex soc...
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Sustainable and efficient energy management poses a major challenge for organizations, as well as the whole society. Organizational strategies for saving energy are currently largely coined by two main courses of action: Green process optimization and investing into more energy efficient infrastructure, or energy campaigns or feedback mechanisms. W...
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Die flächendeckende Ausrollung intelligenter Messsysteme stellt einen starken Eingriff in die Privatsphäre der Letztverbraucher dar. In diesen Beitrag werden die potentiellen Umsetzungsszenarien aus einer dezidierten Nutzerperspektive analysiert. Hierbei zeigt sich die Gefahr eines Privacy Divide. Um diesen zu vermeiden schlagen wir vor, bei der Ge...
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In Software development, the always beta principle is used to successfully develop innovation based on early and continuous user feedback. In this paper we discuss how this principle could be adapted to the special needs of designing for the Smart Home, where we do not just take care of the software, but also release hardware components. In particu...
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Zusammenfassung Damit AAL-Produkte einen Sitz im Lebensalltag älterer Menschen finden können, erscheint eine Auseinandersetzung damit wesentlich, wie Technikunterstützung mit Spaß und Lebensfreude zusammengebracht werden kann. In zwei Design-Fallstudien skizziert der vorliegende Beitrag die Herausforderung, Wissen darüber zu erlangen, was älteren M...
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One of the great societal challenges that we face today concerns the move to more sustainable patterns of energy consumption, reflecting the need to balance both individual consumer choice and societal demands. In order for this 'energy turnaround' to take place, however, reducing residential energy consumption must go beyond using energy-efficient...
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This paper aims at sensitizing stakeholders for the benefits of an end user development perspective in eco-feedback technology. Motivated by experiences gathered from a Living Lab-based design case study, we want to advocate a thinking that emphasizes end user development as a crucial part of the success of interactive eco-feedback technology. From...

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Questions (3)
Question
Im currently looking for resources that can be used for (and might even specifically tailored to) educating beginners/elderly about how to stay safe online. This is could include phishing or signs for trustworthy websites/shops, etc.
Material should be free to use in non-commercial settings and for research.
If it was to be useful for remote workshops, this would be sugar on top! But please, feel free to send me anything you know about :-)
Thank you, community!
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So we are currently looking at how people understand and interpret the principle of purpose limitation in data collection and use. Currently, it looks like users don't feel eased by purposes presented in privacy policies, at all, especially with regard to passing on data to third parties
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This is why we are looking at alternatives for increasing consumer trust in the processing practices of data-based services. Here, we are discussing different options:
-reformulation of purposes to be more specific
- the data processor may use contracts to bind third parties, to not use data differently than presented in the privacy policy.
- technical measures to prevent further disclosure of data (+ disclosure of code)
- Auditing by third parties.
Now I know, there is a lot of research on most of the singular items. But does anyone know of any studies, which would compare the trustworthiness of these measures from a consumer perspective?
Project - Smart Live
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I am currently thinking about possible links between threat modelling as typically done in organizational IT structures and private, personal privacy and security management.
(i.e.: If you do this, then this has the following consequences for your security/privacy, or a 3rd party may deduce this and that information about you)
Does anyone know of literature that already has pursued such a way?

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Projects (8)
Project
Across key consumer technologies, we are researching means to safeguard and manage privacy from a user perspective
Archived project
Creation of s Smart Merter Gateway, especially focussing stakeholder requirements in terms of security and privacy.