Wednesday, 14 October 2009

The Privacy Debate – An obstruction to innovative technologies or the vanguard of individuality?

This should be extremely useful to my students of Future and Innovations. Alexander Hanff of the pressure group NoDPI delineates some of the arguments surrounding privacy and the role of data in the "information society". He argues that the privacy debate has become a significant cross roads to the future of communications and commerce. See here.

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I am director of the Media and Persuasive Communication (MPC) network at Bangor University where I also lecture on political-economy of the media. I am currently working on a book provisionally titled Deconstructing Privacy for Peter Lang and leading two empirical projects in connection with privacy perception and the use of new media for smoking cessation. I am author of Creativity and Advertising: Affect, Events and Process (Routledge, 2013); The Mood of Information: A Critique of Behavioural Advertising (Continuum, 2011); and Digital Advertising (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2009). Please contact me at if you are interested in Ph.D supervision or consultancy services.