The Regulation of Reputational Information
THE NEXT DIGITAL DECADE: ESSAYS ON THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET, Berin Szoka, Adam Marcus, eds., TechFreedom, Washington, D.C., 2010
16 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2011
Date Written: 2010
This essay considers the role of reputational information in our marketplace. It explains how well-functioning marketplaces depend on the vibrant flow of accurate reputational information, and how misdirected regulation of reputational information could harm marketplace mechanisms. It then explores some challenges created by the existing regulation of reputational information and identifies some regulatory options for the future.
Keywords: reputation, reputational information, fair credit reporting act, fcra, job references, 47 USC 230, Yelp, Amazon, Epinions, eBay, TripAdvisor, Medical Justice, right of reply
JEL Classification: K2, L14, L15, D11, D18, D7, D83, L86
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