Data Protection in Elderly Health Care Platforms

  • Angelo Costa
  • Aliaksandra Yelshyna
  • Teresa C. Moreira
  • Francisco C. P. Andrade
  • Vicente Julian
  • Paulo NovaisEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10791)


Ambient Assisted Living provides solutions to the increasing cognitive problems that affect the elderly population. To provide all features possible, Ambient Assisted Living projects require access to personal and private information of their users. Currently, the legal issues arisen in Ambient Assisted Living are a hot topic in the European Union, especially aspects regarding unsupervised data processing and cross-sharing of personal information. In this paper it is presented the iGenda project, which is a Cognitive Assistant inserted in the Ambient Assisted Living area which aims to build safe environments that adapt themselves to one’s individual needs. However, one of the issues is the protection of the data flowing within the system and the protection of user’s fundamental rights. It is also presented the principles and legal guarantees of data protection and transmission, and legal aspects are explained, embracing appropriate solutions to technological features that may be a threat.


Healthcare platform Ambient Assisted Living Data protection Privacy IGenda 



This work has been supported by COMPETE: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007043 and FCT-Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia within the Project Scope UID/ CEC/00319/2013. A. Costa thanks the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) the Post-Doc scholarship with the Ref. SFRH/BPD/102696/2014.

This work is also partially supported by the MINECO/FEDER TIN2015-65515-C4-1-R.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centro ALGORITMIUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal
  2. 2.School of LawUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal
  3. 3.Departamento de Sistemas Informáticos y ComputaciónUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain

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