• Tim Dwyer
Part of the Palgrave Global Media Policy and Business book series (GMPB)


A key focus of this book is to examine the way that our ideas about privacy change constantly in response to their technological, and therefore their socio-cultural contexts. In this sense, the valorisation of ‘privacy’ is an historical construct shaped through the evolution of particular media and other technologies, usage forms, media practices and discourses. We are all familiar with the extraordinary way that media technologies (and scientific developments more generally) become so quickly naturalised in society. As with traditional media, the new media industries are themselves embedded in political economic contexts, and these tend to mandate their platform arrangements, underlying business patterns and unfolding trends.


Personal Data Locative Medium Federal Trade Commission Personal Privacy Advertising Revenue 
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Further reading

  1. Andrejevic, M. (2014) Infoglut: How Too Much Information Is Changing the Way We Think and Know. New York: Routledge.Google Scholar
  2. Leveson, B. (2012) An Inquiry into the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press. Final Report, November. Vols. 1–4. London: TSO. Available at:
  3. De Souza e Silva, A. & Frith, J. (2012). Mobile Interfaces in Public Spaces: Locational Privacy, Control, and Urban Sociability. London and New York: Routledge.Google Scholar

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© Tim Dwyer 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Dwyer
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  1. 1.University of SydneyAustralia

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