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

By Jane K. Winn

So far, there were few theoretical inquiries into the connection among the elemental ambitions of patron safeguard legislation and technological innovation. This booklet addresses this want via contemplating the influence of technological innovation at the foundations of patron advocacy, contracting behaviour, keep an eye on over highbrow capital and knowledge privateness. the gathering offers a special and well timed viewpoint on those concerns. The authors, the world over well known specialists, from various parts resembling purchaser concerns in know-how markets; agreement, and highbrow estate offer a clean standpoint on those subject matters. Contributions offer novel techniques to the query of what patron security could encompass within the context of technological innovation. The ebook may be a worthy source to teachers and researchers in legislation and public coverage and is definitely available to graduate and undergraduate scholars operating in those components.

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13 He told of one inspector, a government official, who spent his time chatting with a visitor about the consequence of eating tubercular pork while oblivious to the diseased carcasses that actually passed him by without testing them. In contrast, Sinclair described a more conscientious inspector who wanted tubercular carcasses injected with kerosene to prevent the companies from using the meat, and who was soon dropped from the government’s inspection service as a consequence. The Jungle identified a dismal reality about the larger challenge of buying almost everything in Chicago and in the nation: producers had gained the power to conceal the dangers of their products from consumers.

519 (2004). , Anita Ramasastry, infra ch. 12 of this volume. cfm (last visited July 11, 2005). 48 The National Consumers League Web site indicates a few of the current Internet fraud schemes making the rounds: Advance Fee Loans, Bogus Credit Card Offers, Business Opportunities, Buyers Clubs, Charity Scams, Computer Equipment and Software, Credit Card Loss Protection, Credit Repair, Fake Check Scams General Merchandise Sales, Identity Theft, Information/Adult Services, Internet Access Services, Investment Scams, Job Scams, Magazine Sales, Medicare Rx Discount Card Scams, Nigerian Money Offers, Online Auctions, Phishing Prizes and Sweepstakes, Pyramids and Multilevel Marketing, Scholarship Scams, and Travel Fraud.

See infra notes 29-30 and accompanying text. g. Christopher L. Peterson, Truth, Understanding, And High-Cost Consumer Credit: The Historical Context of the Truth in Lending Act, 55 FLA. L. REV. 807 (2003). , Marilyn Geewax, Deregulation Harms Public, Group Claims, THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION, June 11, 2002, at 1C. 29 United States v. S. 144 (1938). 30 See Geoffrey Miller, The True Story of Carolene Products, SUP. CT. REV. 397 (1987) (outlining the history leading up to United States v. ). , letter, Mar.

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