Devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) are rapidly becoming
ubiquitous across modern homes, workplaces, and other social environments.
While these devices provide users with extensive functionality, they pose
significant privacy concerns due to difficulties in consenting to these
devices. In this work, we present the results of a pilot study that shows how
users consent to devices in common locations at a friends house in which the
user is a guest attending a party. We use this pilot study to indicate a
direction for a larger study, which will capture a more granular understanding
of how users will consent to a variety of devices placed in different social
settings (i.e. a party house owned by a friend, an office space for the user
and some 40 other employees, the bathroom of a department store). Our final
contribution of this work will be to build a probability distribution which
will indicate how probable a given user is to consent to a device given what
sensors it has, where it is, and the awareness and preferences of each user.

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