Mutually Assured Protection: Toward Development of Relational Internet Data Security and Privacy Contracting Norms

SECURING PRIVACY IN THE INTERNET AGE, Radin et al., eds., Stanford University Press, 2006

Posted: 6 Jul 2006

See all articles by Andrea M. Matwyshyn

Andrea M. Matwyshyn

Penn State Law; Penn State Engineering; Stanford University - Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

Abstract

This paper empirically and normatively explores the current data security contracting regime that exists online. Using an analytical lens from complexity theory, this article presents an empirical study of 75 websites of publicly traded companies across time, tracking legal emergence of data security contracting practices. It then argues that a new legal construction for data security contracting is needed to replace the current regime of terms of use and privacy policies; current internet data security contracting structures do not facilitate building of commercial trust.

Keywords: data, security, privacy, contract

JEL Classification: k12, o30,

Suggested Citation

Matwyshyn, Andrea M., Mutually Assured Protection: Toward Development of Relational Internet Data Security and Privacy Contracting Norms. SECURING PRIVACY IN THE INTERNET AGE, Radin et al., eds., Stanford University Press, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=914420

Andrea M. Matwyshyn (Contact Author)

Penn State Law ( email )

150 S College St
Carlisle, PA 17013
United States

Penn State Engineering ( email )

101 Hammond Building
University Park, PA 16802
United States

Stanford University - Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society ( email )

559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
United States

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
1,199
PlumX Metrics