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Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change

Abstract In today’s digital economy, consumer information is more important than ever. Companies are using this information in innovative ways to provide consumers with new and better products and services.  Although many of these companies manage consumer information responsibly, some appear to treat it in an irresponsible or even reckless manner.  And while recent announcements [...]

Privacy, Data Protection, and the Unprecedented Challenges of Ambient Intelligence

Abstract This paper identifies the unprecedented challenges that the prospects of an ‘ambient intelligence’ era (involving the development of the ‘internet of things’, with widespread dissemination of RFID’s, ubiquitous computing,’smart’ objects and surveillance devices) raise from the points of view of ‘privacy’ and data protection. Privacy and data protection are identified, in line with Agre’s [...]