This contribution discusses two types of autonomy in ICT for older persons: autonomy in ICT for older persons as derived from the principles elaborated by legal practice on the notions of privacy and data protection; and autonomy in ICT for older persons as an achievement on account of by care-in-practice in long-term care. After contextualizing autonomy from the standpoint of law, the article draws from care-in-practice studies with the view of bringing to its real proportions the notion of autonomy and the role of consent. The tensions and overlaps of legal and care-in-practice modes of enacting the autonomy of the older people are displayed and discussed to prevent the inclusion of autonomy in ICT for older people from getting trapped either in excessive proceduralised mechanisms that may judicialize care practises or in coercive care practices that may disregard the autonomy of older people.
|Title of host publication||European Data Protection: Coming of Age|
|Editors||S. Gutwirth, R. Leenes, P. De Hert, Y. Poullet|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
Bibliographical noteS. GUTWIRTH, R. LEENES, P. DE HERT, Y. POULLET