Privacy, Security & Informed Consent in Healthcare

Privacy, Security & Informed Consent in Healthcare



This ST at IEEE CBMS 2019 invites contributions that address the issues of Privacy, Security and Informed Consent, in healthcare, particularly in the context of current regulations on Privacy in Healthcare, such as the European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Privacy, Security and Informed consent are particularly relevant in healthcare in the context of current interests in the valuable insights that can be inferred from the analysis of data generated and collected from a variety of devices and applications, and the implementation of the European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

The personal data that are gathered, processed, analysed and interpreted in healthcare are highly sensitive, directly impact an individual’s life and put can increase the risk to their right to privacy. Healthcare organisations and vendors are obliged to adopt privacy enhancing technologies that protect data to ensure their clients’ privacy, and also allow data to be processed while keeping them meaningful, useful, and safe. Furthermore, data needs to be accessible for emergency situations and collaboration among healthcare staff. This Special Track provides a platform for research that aims in particular, to address the privacy concerns when data analytics tasks are performed by untrusted third-party data processors.


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • The design and development of cryptographic tools for privacy protection
  • Usability studies of privacy protection in clinical settings
  • Obtaining patient’s informed consent for data processing
  • Utilising technology to validate a patient’s informed consent
  • Methods of appraising patients of foreseeable risks
  • Privacy and consent in Urgent and Emergency healthcare


  • Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
  • Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
  • Please also check the Guidelines.
  • Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


  • Bridget Kane (Karlstad University, Sweden)
  • Simone Fischer-Hübner (Karlstad University, Sweden)
  • John Sören Pettersson (Karlstad University, Sweden)