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This deliverable provides several perspectives on Ambient Intelligence and the role of Ambient Law in regulating AmI. These perspectives are intended to show why and how Ambient Law is an important direction of thought for AmI development. From a legal perspective, an analysis is made whether and to what extent data protection, privacy, and non-discrimination can be safeguarded in an AmI world, by analysing how the current legal framework for these values would function in an AmI world and where gaps in legal protection are likely to occur. This will provide input for determining the function and scope of AmL. From a technical perspective, it is then argued that the enabling technologies of AmI should be extended with two technical instruments that must play a key role in AmI: Privacy-Enhancing Technologies (PETs) and Transparency-Enhancing Technologies (TETs). 

As the combination of technical and legal perspectives shows, AmI has the challenging task of walking the tightrope of both exploiting the technical opportunities of an intelligent environment that seamlessly interacts with users, while at the same time meeting basic normative principles like privacy and non-discrimination. In order to illustrate the pitfalls that threaten policy-makers on both sides of the tightrope, we start the analysis with the illustrative scenarios mentioned in the previous section of two rather extreme possible worlds: a technology-driven, provider-centric environment, and a privacy-driven, user-centric environment (Chapter ). This sets the stage for the concept of Ambient Law, which we outline in Chapter . Then follow the legal and technical analysis of Ambient Intelligence and Ambient Law (Chapters and ). These analyses, combined with the extreme AmI scenarios, lead us to plead in a concluding chapter for embedding legal norms in the AmI architecture, with a smart combination of provider and user centrism (Chapter ). To illustrate how this vision of Ambient Law could work out in practice, we end with a third scenario that combines the best of both worlds (Chapter ).


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