Dr Carlisle George, Associate Professor (Regulation of Information & Communication Technologies)
Carlisle George



Research Interests

o Legal and Regulatory Aspects of eHealth/mHealth
o Privacy and Data Protection
o Internet/cyber law and Regulation (social networks, cybercrime etc)

o Intellectual Property Rights - focus on digital technologies.
o Legal Aspects of Digital Forensics

Convenor - ALERT Research group

PhD Students

o Juddoo, S.: Investigating the attainment of optimum data quality in big data health datasets.

o Jusob, F.:  Developing a Privacy by Design Framework for the Effective Adoption of mHealth

   for monitoring chronic diseases.

o Rajan, A.:  Developing and implementing the Cloud Framework for ADIMEP (Advanced Digital
   Medical Platform) and using fine-grain control to allow virtual datasets to be built to allow
   medical researchers to access the data

o Vithanwattana, N.:  mHealth – Investigating a Novel Information Security Framework.

Research projects

  • An Advanced Digital Medical Platform (ADIMEP)

ADIMEP brings together various technologies to monitor and manage many health challenges such as chronic diseases that affect large sections of populations and threaten to overwhelm healthcare services.  The ADIMEP platform will enable patient data to be collected from body sensors or patients will be able to upload medical data (e.g. blood pressure readings) using home devices. This data will be securely stored on cloud servers for access by various types of users (e.g. medical staff, researchers). The project consists of a number of ongoing PhD research studies intended to contribute towards the overall functionality of ADIMEP.


See  http://www.eis.mdx.ac.uk/research/groups/Alert/adimep.html

  • EU Directorate-General Internal Policies Directorate C - Citizens Rights and Constitutional Affairs  - A study on the legal and political context for setting up a European Identity document (IP/C/LIBE/FWC/2013-006).

The aim of the study is to analyse if and to what extent the setting up of a European identity document facilitating the exercise of EU citizenship's rights would be legally possible and politically desirable in the current EU legal framework and political context. It will thus contribute to framing the debate on the potential and challenges of eDemocracy in the EU within the European Parliament's Constitutional Affairs' Committee.

Project Leader: Milieu Ltd (Belgium)

  • VALCRI - Visual Analytics for Sense-making in CRiminal Intelligence analysis 

The purpose of this project (Funded by the EU under  THEME: 10 SECURITY, FP7-SEC-2013-1) is to develop VALCRI, a new system prototype for information exploitation by intelligence analysts working in law enforcement agencies (LEAs). One of the key problems is to  ‘connect the dots’ or to quickly find the few pieces of information from a large dataset and to piece them together so that the conclusion makes sense and can be justified. Much of this process is presently very labour intensive and inefficient. When completed VALCRI will integrate advanced and powerful data analytic software for automated extraction of meaningful information and related text. documents, images and video, and for detecting signatures or patterns across multi-dimensional data that provide early warning or triggers of impending criminal or terrorist action.

Project partners: Middlesex University(UK) - Lead partner;  Space Applications Services (Belgium); Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (USA); University of Konstanz (Germany); Linkoping University (Sweden); City University London (UK); Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium); AE Solutions (UK); Technische Universitat Graz (Austria); Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology (Germany); Technische Universitat Wien (Austria); Object Security (UK); Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz (Germany); i-Intelligence (Switzerland); Exipple (Spain); West Midlands Police Force (UK); Lokale Politie Antwerpen (Belgium); Federale gerechtelijke politie Antwerpen Noordersingel (Belgium).

See: http://www.valcri.org/

  • SAMi2 - Semantics Analysis Monitor for Illegal Use of the Internet

SAMi2 is a European project funded by the European Directorate General for Internal Affairs in the framework of the Programme for the Prevention of / and Combating Crime in 2012. The European consortium is led by HI iberia and has the support of the Municipal Police Madrid (end-user) and Middlesex University (expertise in ethical and legal issues).

SAMi2 aims to prevent and detect illegal content or activities and therefore plan the appropriate response actions, using the information available on social networks. In order to be more effective and less time consuming, the system will offer SAMi2 analysis and correlation of data from heterogeneous flows freely accessible content on the Internet (eg, Twitter, Facebook or other forums). Scenarios of use of the system may be the detection of illegal content (offensive material for children), crime prevention (attacks on people or infrastructure) or the use of information for forensic purposes

Project partners:  HI Iberia (Spain) - coordinates the activities of the consortium and leads the design and implementation activities; Middlesex University (law and ethics) and the Madrid Police (end users).

See: http://sami2-project.eu/overview/

  • EAHC Study - Electronic Health Records

The European Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC) study focusing on “An overview of the national laws on electronic health records in the EU Member States and their interaction with the provision of cross-border eHealth services”. (Project No. 1591.13).

The objectives of the study are (i) to identify and examine the national laws of the 28 Member States and Norway and identify legal barriers for cross-border transfer data from electronic health records (EHRs) and ePrescriptions, and for the provision of cross-border eHealth services; and (ii) to make recommendations to the eHealth Network on how national laws and the European framework must evolve to support cross-border eHealth services.

Project Partners:
Milieu Ltd (Belgium), time.lex (Belgium). Final report and recommendations

Middlesex University