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The glass consumer: Life in a surveillance society

Dr Susanne Lace

Abstract

We are all ‘glass consumers’. Organisations know so much about us they can almost see through us. Governments and businesses collect and process our personal information on a massive scale. Everything we do, and everywhere we go, leaves a trail. But is this in our interests? This book appraises this relentless scrutiny of consumers' lives. It reviews what is known about how personal information is used and examines the benefits and risks to consumers. The book takes the debate beyond privacy issues, arguing that we are living in a world in which — more than ever before — our personal informati ... More

Keywords: consumers, personal information, opportunities, governments, businesses

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9781861347350
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347350.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dr Susanne Lace, editor