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Privacy-Preserving Management of Personal Data For Assisted-Living Applications

Kounga, Gina; Casassa Mont, Marco; Bramhall, Pete
HP Laboratories


Keyword(s): Assisted-living, access control, privacy, consent

Abstract: The increasing proportion of elderly people in most industrialised countries introduces new challenges. One of these is the provision of efficient and cost- effective caring. Assisted-living solutions use technological tools to allow medical care to be remotely provided to individuals and to provide monitoring capabilities permitting carers and medical authorities to observe and monitor individuals' health states. However, the provision of remote care requires personal data to be collected about individuals with pervasive technologies. Therefore, suitable assisted- living solutions should protect individuals' privacy. In this paper, we propose a solution providing a privacy-aware management of personal data in such scenarios. The proposed solution relies on a communication box, located at the individuals, which automatically protects individuals' privacy based on their consent. It further relies on access control components which guarantees that the entities involved in the provision of remote care always manage individuals' personal data as consented by these individuals.

8 Pages

Additional Publication Information: To be published in the Proceedings of 1st International Workshop on the Security of the Internet of Things (SecIoT'10) Tokyo, Japan, December 2010.

External Posting Date: December 21, 2010 [Fulltext]. Approved for External Publication
Internal Posting Date: December 21, 2010 [Fulltext]

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