Kings College London’s project examines Smart Home Personal Assistants (SPAs). These are growing in popularity, with at least one in five UK homes estimated to have one. SPAs have a complex architecture and some of their capabilities are provided via third-party skills. This project aims to create a tool to analyse the privacy practices of third-party skills in SPAs such as Amazon Echo/Alexa.
For this, the project tool will automatically analyse the traceability between the permissions declared by the third-party skills and the data practices stated in their privacy policies. The tool will be able to state whether traceability is broken, partial, or complete.
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