Afterlives of Data  


Afterlives of Data
Univ of California Press | July 6, 2022 | 218 pages
ISBN: 9780520307735

What our health data tells American capitalism about our value--and how it controls our lives. Afterlives of Data follows the curious and multiple lives that our data live once they escape our control. Mary F. E. Ebeling's ethnographic investigation shows how information about our health and the debt we carry become biopolitical assets owned by healthcare providers, insurers, commercial data brokers, credit reporting companies, and platforms.