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Privacy, identity and security in ambient intelligence

A scenario analysis
: Friedewald, M.; Vildjiounaite, E.; Punie, Y.; Wright, D.


Telematics and Informatics 24 (2007), Nr.1, S.15-29
ISSN: 0736-5853
Fraunhofer ISI ()
ambient intelligence; privacy; security; scenario; ubiquitous computing

The success of ambient intelligence (AmI) will depend on how secure it can be made, how privacy and other rights of individuals can be protected and how individuals can come to trust the intelligent world that surrounds them and through which they move. This article addresses these issues by analysing scenarios for ambient intelligence applications that have been developed over the last few years. It elaborates the assumptions that promotors make about the likely use of the technology and possibly unwanted side effects. It concludes with a number of threats for personal privacy that become evident.