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Designing a Standard to Minimise Misuse of Technology for Coercive-Control (P2987)

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Henry Nash (P2987 Standard Working Group) will present “Designing a Standard to Minimise Misuse of Technology for Coercive-Control (P2987) / 1pm EDT on 11 June ’24. Click here to convert to your local time.

IEEE UK and Ireland SSIT Chapter and SSIT IST-Africa SIGHT are cooperating with a number of IEEE OUs to organise this SSIT Lecture as a joint Webinar on 11 June ‘24.

IEEE and SSIT Members as well as non-IEEE Members are invited to Register and participate.

IEEE Members should include their IEEE Membership Number when registering.

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Guest Lecture Focus
It is an uncomfortable truth for designers and operators of technology that it is increasingly being used by perpetrators of interpersonal coercive-control, for example in cases such as domestic abuse. Moreover, this use of technology does not typically involve hacking in the traditional sense, rather the misuse of often well-intentioned standard features – the design of which usually did not include threat analysis of, for instance, an abusive domestic partner who has access to passwords or manages the device/application in question. Examples include tracking of partners and their children, manipulation of social media while gaslighting to cover what is happening, and utilising smart-home devices to secretly monitor movement. In this session we will update you on our progress towards a recommended practice in the Principles of Design and Operation of such technology to minimise this kind of misuse.



June 11
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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UK and Ireland SSIT Chapter