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van Heerde, H.J.W. and Anciaux, N.L.G. and Feng, Ling and Apers, P.M.G. (2006) Balancing smartness and privacy for the Ambient Intelligence. In: Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context (EuroSCC 2006), 25-27 Oct 2006, Enschede, The Netherlands. pp. 255-258. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4272. Springer Verlag. ISBN 3-540-47842-6
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11907503_26
Ambient Intelligence (AmI) will introduce large privacy risks. Stored context histories are vulnerable for unauthorized disclosure, thus unlimited storing of privacy-sensitive context data is not desirable from the privacy viewpoint. However, high quality and quantity of data enable smartness for the AmI, while less and coarse data benefit privacy. This raises a very important problem to the AmI, that is, how to balance the smartness and privacy requirements in an ambient world. In this article, we propose to give to donors the control over the life cycle of their context data, so that users themselves can balance their needs and wishes in terms of smartness and privacy.
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