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Risk and the Internet of Things: Damocles, Pythia, or Pandora?


Showell, C, Risk and the Internet of Things: Damocles, Pythia, or Pandora?, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 221: Proceedings of the EFMI Special Topic Conference 2016 - Transforming Healthcare with the Internet of Things, 17-19 April 2016, Paris, France, pp. 31-35. ISBN 978-1-61499-632-3 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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DOI: doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-633-0-31


The Internet of Things holds great promise for healthcare, but also embodies a number of risks. This analysis suggests that the risks are as yet poorly delineated (having features in common with the oracle Pythia, and with Pandora and her box), and that adopting the precautionary principle is appropriate.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:risk, privacy, computer security, internet
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health informatics and information systems
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Showell, C (Dr Chris Showell)
ID Code:121242
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2017-09-19
Last Modified:2018-02-02
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