Privacy: The Key To The New Economy

Call it the economics of privacy. The cost of privacy violation to potential economic growth is rising in America. What was once seen as a threat to civil society is now a clear and present danger to the economic health of the country. Unless privacy is protected soon, the revolutionary potential of the Internet may never be realized. Commerce could be stifled as individuals avoid arenas, virtual and real, where their privacy is threatened. The invasion of privacy may turn out to be the greatest menace to the New Economy.

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