Surveillance and transparency are both significant and increasingly pervasive activities in neoliberal societies. Surveillance is taken up as a means to achieving security and efficiency; transparency is seen as a mechanism for ensuring compliance or promoting informed consumerism and informed citizenship. Indeed, transparency is often seen as the antidote to the threats and fears of surveillance. This book adopts a novel approach in examining surveillance practices and transparency practices together as parallel systems of accountability. It presents the house of mirrors as a new framework for understanding surveillance and transparency practices instrumented with information technology. The volume centers around five case studies: Campaign Finance Disclosure, Secure Flight, American Red Cross, Google, and Facebook. A series of themed chapters draw on the material and provide cross-case analysis. The volume ends with a chapter on policy implications.
1. Introduction Deborah G. Johnson and Priscilla M. Regan 2. Campaign Finance Disclosure: Transparency Becomes Surveillance Deborah G. Johnson, Priscilla M. Regan, Kent A. Wayland 3. Secure Flight: Hidden Terms of Accountability Roberto Armengol, Deborah G. Johnson and Priscilla M. Regan 4. American Red Cross: Institutional Transparency Requires Surveillance of Institutional Actors Roberto Armengol 5. Google: Simple Data, Powerful Rendering Kent A. Wayland 6. Facebook: Multiple Accountabilities Kent A. Wayland, Deborah G. Johnson and Priscilla M. Regan 7. Online Advertising: A House of Mirrors Alfred C. Weaver 8. Accountability in a House of Mirrors Deborah G. Johnson 9. Trust in a House of Mirrors? Priscilla M. Regan 10. Policy Options for Reconfiguring the Mirrors Priscilla M. Regan and Deborah G. Johnson