Privacy by Design: informed consent and Internet of Things for smart health

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O'Connor, Yvonne
Rowan, Wendy
Lynch, Laura
Heavin, Ciara
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Check: I accept the terms and conditions and privacy policy statements associated with this technological artefact! The informed consent process is becoming more of a challenge with the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) as data may be collected without the digital health citizen being aware. It is argued in this paper that the first phase for universal usability of IoT within the smart health domain is to ensure that digital health citizens (i.e. user of technology) are fully aware of what they are consenting to when they register an account with such technological artefacts. This point is further reinforced by the proposed ‘Privacy by Design’ requirements associated with the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This paper proposes some practical approaches which should be considered when designing and developing IoT for data collection and data sharing within the health domain.
Privacy by Design , IoT , Informed consent , Smart health , General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) , GDPR
O’Connor, Y., Rowan, W., Lynch, L. and Heavin, C. (2017) 'Privacy by Design: Informed Consent and Internet of Things for Smart Health', Procedia Computer Science, 113(Supplement C), pp. 653-658. doi: 10.1016/j.procs.2017.08.329