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The use and value of privacy-enhancing technologies

John Borking

in The glass consumer

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/9781861347350.003.0004
The use and value of privacy-enhancing technologies

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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

Chapter.  7786 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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