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Imagine a smart home belonging to an elderly person. The elderly person has chronic pain in their back and is supposed to take a pain killer (let us said paracaetomol) four times a day to help relieve this pain. It is the home's job to remind them to take their medication. The home is also authorised to alert their son if there are any problems. Today the elderly person, when reminded to take their medication has said that they don't want to take it and asked the house not to tell their son about this. Should the house a) alert their son that they haven't taken their medica- tion, b) not alert their son.