Secret sharers: consensual and participatory surveillance concerns in the context of network-based computer systems

"Surveillance" is considered a major aspect of the character of modem society by a number of political and social theorists (Foucault, 1979; Attewell, 1987; Gandy, 1989; Dandeker, 1990; Poster, 1990; Deetz, 1992; Oravec, 1994a in press). Flaherty (1989) gives twentieth-century Western societies the label of "surveillance societies" to reflect the importance… CONTINUE READING