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    Big data - big ignorance

    Salecl, Renata (2017) Big data - big ignorance. In: Završnik, A. (ed.) Big Data, Crime and Social Control. Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. ISBN 9781138227453.

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    In today's society, people are monitoring and collecting data related to themselves. As people with the help of various applications dutifully record their daily lives, they allow companies to use their data for marketing and surveillance purposes. The chapter first looks at the psychological mechanisms that are behind the desire for self-monitoring. Second, it looks at the way corporations exploit these desires. And third, it addresses the question of why people often ignore the fact that data that is collected about their lives can easily be used to their disadvantage.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Depositing User: Renata Salecl
    Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2017 13:22
    Last Modified: 26 Jun 2020 16:12


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