The Centre for Critical Studies was incorporated in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in August 2015.

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This site is the informational resource for a five-year study of Australians’ attitudes toward online privacy in the interactive era. The project is administered by Mark Andrejevic at the University of Queensland’s Centre for Critical and Cultural studies and is funded by the Australian Research Council

Project Description

The Personal Information Project is the first in-depth study of Australian attitudes toward the collection and use of their personal information in the digital era. It examines consumers' understanding of the monitoring process, their information management practices, and the controls they would like to have over the use of their information.

Chief Investigator

Mark Andrejevic is an ARC Research Fellow at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies at The University of Queensland. He writes about surveillance, new media, and popular culture. His first book, Reality TV: The Work of Being Watched (2003), explores the way in which this popular programming genre equates participation with willing submission to comprehensive monitoring. His second book, iSpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era (2007), considers the role of surveillance in the era of networked digital technology and explores the consequences for politics, policing, popular culture, and commerce. He is also the author of numerous book chapters and journal articles on surveillance and media.

Survey Results (PDF, 973kb)

Summary Results of Online Privacy Survey, December 2011 (PowerPoint, 970kb)

The Personal Information Project section

Project News

The latest press releases and news related to the project
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