Seminar Series: The Ethics and Legalities of Applying ICT to Care Needs

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On Thursday, March 29, the fifth and final seminar series of the Knowledge Exchange Project (KEP) Care in Business will be held, focusing on the legal and ethical implications of protecting people’s privacy and issues of data protection when applying ICT technologies to care needs.

The Care in Business project is led by Swansea University in partnership with Glyndwr, Bangor, Cardiff and Glamorgan Universities, focusing on Assisted Living, Care and New Technologies. The KEP has been supported by EU convergence funding. 

The project aims to create a shared vision of care and explore how new technologies and emerging trends in the ICT sector can be exploited innovatively to meet both care and carer needs.

Speaking about the fifth seminar series, Dr Sarah Hillcoat-Nallétamby from Swansea University’s Centre for Innovative Ageing said: “Through this project we have learnt that older people and carers are willing to spend money on innovative ‘off the shelf’ solutions to care needs. 

“However, a consistent theme has been the ethical considerations in developing products and services which touch on the sensitive issues of privacy and human rights, along with the legal implications of monitoring older people and relaying personal information.

“At this fifth and final seminar series, we are excited to be able to address these topics directly, and continue to explore new innovations within an increasingly important and growing market.”

For further information about the Care in Business project please contact Mark Allen, Project Coordinator, Tel: 01792 602819, or email: