Surveillance and privacy as emerging issues in communication and media studies. An introduction

Johanna E. Möller, Jakub Nowak

Abstract


Surveillance and privacy are two closely related issues that continue to move into the heart of communication and media studies. With contemporary mediatization and datafication of societies, surveillance and privacy play an increasing role across all communication and media subdisciplines and thus advance to being a core theme in the field. Considerations on data collection and analysis, on the one hand, and managing individual and organizational information boundaries, on the other hand, are subject to mundane, everyday media practices. Both relate to customer data, provided for instance in offline and online shopping or with car tracking data. Another key concern is social media communication, as there is an increasing awareness and knowledge on the massive collection of data by large technology companies. Not least, being a member of digital societies implies a certain loss of control over personal data. This special issue joins contributions which illustrate that surveillance and privacy play multiple roles in mediated communication across all these fields of human action.


Keywords


Media Studies, Information Security, Privacy, Surveillance Studies, Encryption

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/ms.2018.2.7-15
Data publikacji: 2019-06-26 08:58:21
Data złożenia artykułu: 2019-06-24 13:35:19

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