Date of Original Version

11-24-2010

Type

Technical Report

Abstract or Description

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.

Comments

commissioned by the OECD, for the OECD Roundtable on the Economics of Privacy and Personal Data

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