Session: XR in the Wild West World: Privacy for Immersive Tech
We’ll talk about what’s happening with privacy in XR, inclusive of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Cost-benefit analysis for aspects of privacy and data collection is still in its infancy as we add new features and experience this technology beyond gaming and into the public sphere.
- 1. Our privacy evaluations of the top seven virtual reality devices indicate they all pose considerable privacy risks, with scores ranging from 30-75%.
- 2. Every virtual reality device we tested is monetizing and exploiting users’ sensitive data collected in virtual reality by selling it to third parties.
- 3. All virtual reality devices we evaluated have unclear privacy policies for children and lack sufficient privacy settings and parental controls.
Jill Bronfman, Privacy Counsel, Common Sense Media, has taught privacy law, compliance, and ethics to law, graduate, and undergraduate students. She is a former AGC at Verizon and Director of the Privacy and Tech Project at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.