Data Security in the Times of Digital Capitalism

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Bal Z. E.

in: PRIVACY IN THE DIGITAL AGE Digital Communication and Personal Data, Nil Çokluk, Editor, Literatürk, İstanbul, pp.121-138, 2022

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Publisher: Literatürk
  • City: İstanbul
  • Page Numbers: pp.121-138
  • Editors: Nil Çokluk, Editor
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Capitalism, as Fuchs and Chandler (2019, p. 16) put it, is the

synthesis of several dynamically and historically evolving capitalisms.

Financial capitalism, mobility capitalism, hyper-industrial

capitalism, digital capitalism, and other forms of capitalism

combine to form a dialectical capitalist unity of interconnected,

contradictory moments. This situation can be observed when we

look at the development process of the industry in the world. The

First Industrial Revolution began with the mechanization that

developed with the widespread use of steam energy. Then came

the Second Industrial Revolution, also called the Technology

Revolution, which even went farther beyond the social and economic

transformation created by a mechanized industrial form

that replaced the manual production before it. This age enabled

humanity to enter an era in which people, commodities, and data

were transferable faster by the railway network, telegraph, and

electricity. That has paved the way for a transformation that will

have profound effects at the social, cultural, and economic levels.