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

See all articles by Karin Bernsmed

Karin Bernsmed

SINTEF Energy Research; SINTEF ICT

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 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 )

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W. Kuan Hon (Contact Author)

Imperial College London ( email )

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Christopher Millard

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

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United Kingdom

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