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Smart TV Data Leakage - Privacy Risks in Smart TVs

Written by DFM Team

Smart TV Data Leakage - Privacy Risks in Smart TVs


Two decades ago, consumer privacy and household television units were not interrelated. People were concerned about program content and the potential indirect influence of content on adverse human behaviours. However, Smart TVs have introduced concerns over the collection of user data and the unauthorised use to influence human voting and purchasing behaviours. The jump from black and white television to colour television, enhanced human experience but was never a threat to a users’ privacy until the smart digital capabilities were developed. Coupled with cheap broad band Internet and a fast-growing streaming industry, STVs became one of the many devices to collect user data.

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