Public acceptance of smart home technologies in the UK: a citizens’ jury study

Published on 22 January 2024

Lead author, Valentine Seymour, an ACCESS Network member at the University of Southampton, looks at the under studied area of the UK public’s uptake of ‘smart home technologies’.

Her and the team of other researchers involved in the study, found that whilst participants identified the benefits of smart home technologies, participants’ data sharing intentions and practices were contingent upon the condition of trust in technology developers.

The study outcomes could support practitioners and policymakers in making informed, citizen-led decisions about how to adapt existing data governance frameworks pertaining to smart home technologies.

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