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TitleA legal framework for an elderly healthcare platform: A privacy and data protection overview
Author(s)Costa, Angelo
Yelshyna, Aliaksandra
Moreira, Teresa C.
Andrade, Francisco Carneiro Pacheco
Julian, Vicente
Novais, Paulo
KeywordsHealthcare platform
Ambient Assisted Living
Data protection
Issue date1-Oct-2017
JournalComputer Law & Security Review
Abstract(s)Cognitive problems are increasingly affecting the population, with the elderly being the ones most affected. This problem requires a new approach in terms of medical and social actions, personalisation, and services. The Ambient Assisted Living area provides solutions to allow elderly people to stay in their homes safely and with the appropriate care. The number of Ambient Assisted Living projects is increasing rapidly, leading to large commercial deployment, and most of these projects disregard the privacy and data protection of the users and the information that they process and save. The iGenda project is a Cognitive Assistant inserted in the Ambient Assisted Living area that provides help to users in their daily lives. However, since it requires the transfer of a large amount of private and personal data between the modules of the platform, fundamental rights may be at stake. This paper presents the iGenda platform, the principle rights of data protection and transmission, legal guarantees and latent ethical concerns. Furthermore, the dichotomy between current developments and legal and ethical aspects are explained. To overcome this problem, legal considerations and ethical considerations are presented, embracing appropriate solutions to features that present any threat. (C) 2017 Angelo Costa, Aliaksandra Yelshyna, Teresa C. Moreira, Francisco C.P. Andrade, Vicente Julian, Paulo Novais. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Appears in Collections:CAlg - Artigos em revistas internacionais / Papers in international journals
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