Privacy and Future Consent in Smart Homes as Assisted Living Technologies
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Original versionThorstensen ET: Privacy and Future Consent in Smart Homes as Assisted Living Technologies. In: Zhou J, Salvendy G. Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Applications in Health, Assistance, and Entertainment, 2018. Springer Nature p. 415-433
In the field of assisted living technologies, one central strand is to investigate how smart homes might fulfill ambitions for older adults to live longer at home. With the advent of the General Data Protection Regulative (GDPR), there are clear regulations demanding consent to automated decision-making regarding health. This contribution to applied ethics in the field of algorithmic decision-making opens up some of the possible dilemmas in the intersection between the smart home ambition and the GDPR with specific attention to the possible trade-offs between privacy and well-being through a future case, to the learning goals in a future smart home with health detection systems, and presents different approaches to advance consent.