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The Economics of Personal Data and the Economics of Privacy

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posted on 24.11.2010, 00:00 authored by Alessandro AcquistiAlessandro Acquisti

We provide an overview of the economic analysis of the protection and revelation of personal data. In particular, we (1) describe the evolution of the economic theory of privacy, (2) examine privacy-related trade-offs for data subjects and data holders, and (3) highlight the current economic debate on privacy protection.

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