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The glass consumer

Edited by Dr Susanne Lace

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9781861347350
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303831 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861347350.001.0001
The glass consumer

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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 information defines our opportunities in life.

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

Book.  272 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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