Accession Number:

ADA465451

Title:

The Paradoxical Value of Privacy

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR HIGH ASSURANCE COMPUTING SYSTEMS (CHACS)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-03-14

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

We consider some common assumptions about the value placed on privacy in society. We observe that 1. Contrary to popular accounts, individuals are not obviously irrational in how they value privacy. 2. Current governmental and economic structures do not properly place the cost of privacy, thus skewing incentives and behavior. 3. Security of institutions may decrease and infrastructure costs may be increased by a reduction in privacy.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE