Privacy of monitoring technology — Guidelines for introducing ambient and wearable monitoring technologies balancing privacy protection against the need for oversight and care
The purpose of this document is to offer a practical, structured guide to achieve such a balance between the respect for privacy and the obligation to provide timely care. The focus of the guide lies on frail or vulnerable citizens and it is intended to be primarily of use for care organizations. It also may have value for families, technology developers and providers as well as regulators and authorities. The guidelines describe a governance model and an adaptation of the informed consent process to accommodate the use of ambient and wearable monitoring technology in support of care decisions and treatment.