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The glass consumerLife in a surveillance society$
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Dr Susanne Lace

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347350

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347350.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
The glass consumer

Susanne Lace

Policy Press

This chapter discusses why the personal information economy is of fundamental and growing importance. It notes that the economy's operation increasingly will define our experience and choices as consumers, yet its impact is insufficiently understood and inadequately addressed. While debates such as those on identity cards capture extensive media coverage in the UK, it argues that the everyday, pervasive ways information use affects consumers lies largely unexplored. It outlines the personal information economy and some of the key issues it raises.

Keywords:   personal information, consumers, UK, information use, identity cards

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