The not so secret life of pets: pet owners’ privacy concerns for pet location data

Dirk van der Linden, Britt Davidson, Anna Zamansky

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Pet wearables are increasingly prevalent, with many incorporating location-tracking functionalities, which may reveal privacy-sensitive data about their owners’ daily patterns. Typically, these devices are designed for cat (felis catus) or dog (canis familiaris) usage. However, the difference between cat and dog owners in how they interact with their pets, and the relationship they have with them may lead to differences in the perceived sensitivity of, and requirements for, the way these
pet wearables should handle pet location data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnimal-Computer Interaction
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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