Erin Rose Glass, in a smart 2019 post I only just discovered:
Open access has a surveillance problem.
No, I don’t mean to suggest that open access is necessarily surveillant, or that it is aiding and abetting the digital surveillance industrial complex—although it certainly can.
The problem is much worse.
Glass draws on Shoshana Zuboff’s now-famous sketch of surveillance capitalism to warn about the, well, compatibility of OA with Elsevier et al.’s data turn.
As Glass states (from her own CUNY experience), there’s nothing inevitable about monetized OA data. Keeping OA in-house and nonprofit is the crucial bulwark.
Bonus: The review of Zuboff Surveillance Capitalism reviews that Sue Curry Jansen and I recently published in New Media & Society.