Deploying Medical Sensor Networks in the Cloud – Accountability Obligations from a European Perspective

2014 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing

8 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2014 Last revised: 8 Jul 2014

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Karin Bernsmed

SINTEF Energy Research

W. Kuan Hon

Imperial College London

Christopher Millard

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Date Written: April 22, 2014

Abstract

The right to data protection is a highly developed area of law in Europe. At the same time cloud technology has become a routine part of the European citizens' digital life. One relevant development is medical sensor networks, which are seeing increased use for monitoring health and well-being for e.g. of elderly people living at home. The large amount of data generated by such sensors indicates that it would be suitable to employ a cloud-based solution for processing and storage, but since the sensor data represent sensitive personal data, there are many challenges that must be addressed. This paper identifies and explores a number of accountability obligations that arise.

Keywords: cloud, cloud computing, data protection, personal data, medical data, health data

Suggested Citation

Bernsmed, Karin and Hon, W. Kuan and Millard, Christopher, Deploying Medical Sensor Networks in the Cloud – Accountability Obligations from a European Perspective (April 22, 2014). 2014 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2427746 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2427746

Karin Bernsmed

SINTEF Energy Research ( email )

Kolbjørn Hejes vei 1A
Trondheim, NO-7034
Norway

W. Kuan Hon (Contact Author)

Imperial College London ( email )

South Kensington Campus
Exhibition Road
London, Greater London SW7 2AZ
United Kingdom

Christopher Millard

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies ( email )

67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, EC2A 3JB
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/staff/millard.html

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