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The glass consumer : life in a surveillance society

Author: Susanne Lace; National Consumer Council.
Publisher: Bristol : Policy, 2005.
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We are all 'glass consumers'. Organisations know so much about us, they can almost see through us. The glass consumer appraises the 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Glass consumer.
Bristol : Policy, 2005
(OCoLC)57692724
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susanne Lace; National Consumer Council.
ISBN: 9781847421272 184742127X 1281159824 9781281159823
OCLC Number: 666906135
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 259 pages)
Contents: Introduction / Susanne Lace --
The personal information economy: trends and prospects for consumers / Perri 6 --
Regulatory provisions for privacy protection / Charles Rabb --
The use and value of privacy-enhancing technologies / John Borking --
The data-informed marketing model and its social responsibility / Martin Evans --
Personal data in the public sector: reconciling necessary sharing with confidentiality? / Christiene Bellamy, Perri 6 and Charles Rabb --
Data use in credit and insurance: controlling unfair outcomes / Harriet Hall --
Personal information in the National Health Service: the demise or rise of patients interests? / Jonathon Montgomery /--
The new personal information agenda / Susanne Lace.
Responsibility: edited by Susanne Lace.

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