Collateralizing Privacy

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Xuan-Thao Nguyen

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Center for Intellectual Property & Innovation

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

Collateralizing privacy is a pervasive conduct committed by many on-line companies. Yet most don't even realize that they are engaging in collateralizing privacy. Worse yet, governmental agencies and consumer groups are not even aware of the violation of on-line consumer privacy by the collateralization of privacy. Professor Nguyen argues that collateralizing privacy occurs under the existing privacy regime and the architecture of article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Professor Nguyen critiques the violation of privacy through collateralization dilemmas and proposes a solution involving modifications of the contents of the financing statement and security agreement in secured transactions where consumer information is used as collateral and classified as a general intangible.

Keywords: FTC, privacy, information, database, consumer database, collateral, security, secured financing, general intangibles, internet privacy, e-commerce, data protection,

Suggested Citation

Nguyen, Xuan-Thao, Collateralizing Privacy (2004). Tulane Law Review, Vol. 78, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1493494

Xuan-Thao Nguyen (Contact Author)

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Center for Intellectual Property & Innovation ( email )

530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States
317-274-8146 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/faculty-staff/profile.cfm?Id=582

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