Data Security, Privacy, and Identity Theft: The Economics Behind the Policy Debates

9 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2009

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William Roberds

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Stacey Schreft

Government of the United States of America - Office of Financial Research

Date Written: February 11, 2009

Abstract

In this article, we explore the concept of efficient confidentiality, using some ideas from economic theory.

Suggested Citation

Roberds, William and Schreft, Stacey L., Data Security, Privacy, and Identity Theft: The Economics Behind the Policy Debates (February 11, 2009). Economic Perspectives, Vol. XXXIII, No. 1, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1341223

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