Survey: Technology-facilitated abuse in Australia
The Queensland University of Technology, University of Queensland, and University College London are undertaking research on the implications of the “Internet of Things” (Iot) on gender-based domestic violence and abuse.
IoT stands for the interconnection of everyday devices via the Internet, enabling them to collect, send and receive data. Such ‘smart’ objects range from teddy bears, door locks to TVs. While such systems have various advantages, they also offer severe privacy and security risks and create unique and potentially unforeseen means to exacerbate perpetrator’s ability to manipulate and dominate.
The purpose of this survey is to collect the support sector’s assessment of the emerging technology-facilitated abuse landscape in the context of domestic and sexual violence. Support workers are invited to complete the 10 minute survey, which will inform research and result in publications.