April 6, 2013 - Naked Capitalism
Matt Stoller warned last June that citizens will increasingly have to submit to personal surveillance to get many types of insurance and financial products. He wrote:
Profit-driven surveillance does not start and stop with young adults. It is, in fact, becoming pervasive. The main theme of a recent IBM consulting document on the future of the insurance industry is how much more money an insurance company can make if it tracks and tags its customers…
We are moving towards that future from two separate directions. One from the employer side, where companies are increasingly requiring workers to divulge information about their physical condition, and imposing extra charges, in the form of higher health insurance charges, on ones with conditions deemed to be treatable, like overweight and hypertension.
Read more at http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/04/the-new-social-darwinism-companies-require-more-workers-to-divulge-health-info-charge-overweigh-hypertensive-and-otherwise-less-healthy.html#QM1EmjGUDpy5TUEJ.99