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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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The use and value of privacy-enhancing technologies

The use and value of privacy-enhancing technologies

(p.69) 3 The use and value of privacy-enhancing technologies
The glass consumer

John Borking

Policy Press

This chapter focuses on one tool to protect consumers' information — privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs). It discusses how PETs might be employed pre-emptively to protect data. It explains that some forms of PET can help prevent unnecessary data collection and can design good information-handling practices into information systems. It details that PETs may also empower consumers, by building in access to their data and allowing them to make choices about how their information is used.

Keywords:   privacy-enhancing technologies, consumers, information, data protection, information systems

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