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Virtually Creditworthy: Privacy, the Right to Information, and Consumer Credit Reporting in West Germany, 1950–1985

  • Larry Frohman
Part of the Worlds of Consumption book series (WC)

Abstract

Modern societies are information societies. They depend on the collection by bureaucratic organizations of vast quantities of information on the productive, reproductive, and consumptive activities of the population in order to manage large-scale social processes. Indeed, it is difficult to envision how a modern society could exist without the capacity to gather such information and then apply it for strategic decision making.

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Personal Information Credit Risk Consumer Credit Legitimate Interest Informational Privacy 
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