Topics Archives: Data Privacy & Security

Data for Good: COVID-19 Special Edition

Part I of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Engagement Centre white paper on Data for Good and the Need for a National Data Strategy features our report on Data for Good: COVID-19 Special Edition. It looks at the role of tech in responding to national healthcare and economic priorities during the pandemic. It is Part III in our U.S. Data Ecosystem series.

Data Flows, Technology, and the Need for National Privacy Legislation

Does being a victim of a data breach increase the risk of identity theft? In this first-of-its-kind joint-study with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Technology Engagement Center, which we hope will contribute to informed and evidence-based federal preemptive privacy legislation, no evidence is found that data breaches lead to increased consumer harm.

Data Protection and Credit Information Sharing

This white paper discusses different data protection regimes and argues that whether a system is considered siloed or omnibus what really matters (in a practical sense) are the details and whether there is sufficient regulatory flexibility to account for “on the ground” realities. Credit information sharing is a focus of the white paper.

Towards a Rational Data Breach Notification Regime

Identity theft is a significant problem in need of federal legislation. Any standard for breach notification must be uniform and therefore national. This study examines the challenges of establishing a national standard.

How Safe and Secure Is It?

This study is an assessment of personal data privacy and security in business process outsourcing firms in India.

2003 Privacy Report Card

This survey rates the accurateness of five privacy surveys released in 2003.

Measuring the True Cost of Privacy: A Rebuttal to “Privacy, Consumers, and Costs”

The policy debate surrounding privacy is already murky, as there exists little agreement on the scope of the issues, the problems and how to resolve them, and even how privacy is defined. Robert Gellman’s latest contribution to this debate, rather than lending clarity to the issues surrounding privacy, largely serves to further muddy the waters. This is unfortunate, because, if one takes the time to sift through the ill-defined terms, overly-simplistic arguments, and unsubstantiated assertions, there are points worthy of further consideration.