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what is meant by the term surveillance capitalism?

Corporate Governance and Accountability


Using a real example of a corporation or group of corporations, discuss how the proliferation of surveillance capitalism and technology-enabled decision making has weakened corporate accountability and resulted in poorer outcomes for civil society, whilst enriching a few.

Consider including a discussion of

• what is meant by the term surveillance capitalism

• the importance of corporate accountability and how it helps manage corporate power

• how fictionalization may privilege particular groups in society and increase corporate power to the detriment of others

• concerns that might arise when returns to financiers or small groups of sophisticated or wealthy investors vastly exceed returns to the real economy.

Minimum word count 3250 words.