Consumer Protection in the Age of the 'Information Economy' by Jane K. Winn

By Jane K. Winn

Up to now, there were few theoretical inquiries into the connection among the technological innovation and uncomplicated targets of patron safety legislation. This ebook addresses this desire by means of contemplating the influence of technological innovation at the foundations of shopper advocacy, contracting behaviour, keep an eye on over highbrow capital and knowledge privateness. the gathering provides a distinct and well timed standpoint on those matters. The authors, across the world popular specialists, from diversified parts akin to client concerns in know-how markets, agreement, and highbrow estate supply a clean point of view on those subject matters. Contributions offer novel techniques to the query of what patron safety could include within the context of technological innovation. The publication can be a useful source to teachers and researchers in legislations and public coverage and is definitely obtainable to graduate and undergraduate scholars operating in those parts.

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