Preserving privacy in assistive technologies

S. K. Goo, J.M. Irvine, I. Andonovic, A. Tomlinson

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Assistive technologies enable individuals to perform a function that might be difficult or they otherwise are unable to do. However, the provision of context-awareness interfaces and accessible information everywhere bring with them the potential for data violations, with concomitant privacy issues such as spying and exploitation. Privacy preservation can thus constrain deployment. The aim of this paper is to promote user sensitiveness in privacy policy and tackle malicious data extraction and selling, with the focus on assistive technologies for a diverse mix of services for use in applications ranging from healthcare to smart shopping.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Communications Workshops, 2009. ICC Workshops 2009. IEEE International Conference on
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-3437-4
Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2009
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC2009), Dresden, Germany -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC2009), Dresden, Germany
Period1/01/00 → …


  • data mining
  • data privacy
  • distributed computing
  • humans
  • information security
  • ubiquitous computing
  • medical conditions
  • medical services
  • mobile computing
  • pervasive computing
  • assistive technologies
  • context-awareness interfaces
  • data extraction
  • smart shopping
  • healthcare
  • privacy policy
  • privacy preservation


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