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The glass consumer: Life in a surveillance society

Dr Susanne Lace (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347350
eISBN:
9781447303831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347350.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

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. ... More


Introduction

Susanne Lace

in The glass consumer: Life in a surveillance society

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347350
eISBN:
9781447303831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347350.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

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 ... More


The personal information economy: trends and prospects for consumers

Perri 6

in The glass consumer: Life in a surveillance society

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347350
eISBN:
9781447303831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347350.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter presents an overview of the personal information economy, exploring its development and importance. It notes the difficulty of overestimating the importance of personal information — ... More


Regulatory provisions for privacy protection

Charles Raab

in The glass consumer: Life in a surveillance society

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347350
eISBN:
9781447303831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347350.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter explores existing regulation and instruments for protecting consumers' personal information in the UK. It notes that the efficacy of regulation is far from clear, as the tools employed ... More


The use and value of privacy-enhancing technologies

John Borking

in The glass consumer: Life in a surveillance society

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347350
eISBN:
9781447303831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347350.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

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 ... More


The data-informed marketing model and its social responsibility

Martin Evans

in The glass consumer: Life in a surveillance society

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347350
eISBN:
9781447303831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347350.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter discusses how vital information is to the private sector, as the personalisation of marketing and of products and services intensifies. It demonstrates how companies are using ... More


Social citizenship in post-liberal Britain and post-corporatist Germany: curtailed, fragmented, streamlined, but still on the agenda

Ingo Bode

in Social Policy Review 20: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2008

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420763
eISBN:
9781447303473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420763.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter explores the nature and substance of social citizenship in Britain and Germany. It focuses on unemployment protection, retirement provision, and health care entitlements. The chapter ... More


More than a matter of choice? Consumerism and the modernisation of health care

Janet Newman and Elizabeth Vidler

in Social Policy Review 18: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2006

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348449
eISBN:
9781447303459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348449.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter explores some of the ways in which the ‘consumer’ is situated in New Labour's narrative of modernisation. It examines how health care organisations are responding to the consumerist ... More


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