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A theory of transactions privacy
In this paper, we consider the costs and benefits of transactions privacy. In the environment we consider, privacy is the concealment of potentially useful information, but concealment also potentially bestows benefits. In some versions of the environment, the standard Coasian logic applies: given an unambiguous initial assignment of rights and sufficient flexibility in contracting, efficiency in information revelation will result. Coasian bargaining may be impeded, however, by either an inability to make certain commitments or by the presence of significant investments that must be made ...
How do analysts weight private information and why?
Privacy matters: Payments Cards Center Workshop on the right to privacy and the financial services industry.
"Privacy Matters: Payments Cards Center Workshop on the Right to Privacy and the Financial Services Industry," summarizes the main points of a workshop sponsored by the Bank's Payment Cards Center. The workshop, led by University of Pennsylvania law professor Anita L. Allen, covered the privacy provisions of GLB. ; Also issued as Payment Cards Center Discussion Paper No. 01-07