The costs of privacy regulation

The costs of privacy regulation Phuah Eng Chye (15 February 2020) Within the context of the information society, privacy regulation is a concept more suited to a low-information environment. When the supply and uses of information is limited, privacy regulation is cost-effective because the amount of data is small and it is centrally stored. There … “The costs of privacy regulation”

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Big data and the future for privacy

Big data and the future for privacy Phuah Eng Chye (18 January 2020) Privacy advocates acknowledge the emergence of big data has diminished the ability to regulate privacy. Neil M. Richards and Jonathan King note “many technologists and futurists predict a digital future in which privacy has no place. Others argue that the benefits of … “Big data and the future for privacy”

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The economics and regulation of privacy

The economics and regulation of privacy Phuah Eng Chye (4 January 2020) Privacy is a branch of information economics. Alessandro Acquisti, Curtis Taylor and Liad Wagman notes “the value and regulation of information assets have been among the most interesting areas of economic research since Hayek’s 1945 treatise on the use of knowledge in society…Seminal … “The economics and regulation of privacy”

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The debate on regulating surveillance

The debate on regulating surveillance Phuah Eng Chye (21 December 2019) These warnings are commonplace, but they are rarely very specific. Other than the vague threat of an Orwellian dystopia, as a society we don’t really know why surveillance is bad and why we should be wary of it. To the extent that the answer … “The debate on regulating surveillance”

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Information and organisation: China’s surveillance state growth model (Part 3: The relationship between surveillance and growth)

Information and organisation: China’s surveillance state growth model (Part 3: The relationship between surveillance and growth) Phuah Eng Chye (7 December 2019) Surveillance is supposed to have a chilling effect on innovation and private sector growth. China’s state surveillance model has defied expectations to achieve remarkable economic success; suggesting instead that positive linkages exists between … “Information and organisation: China’s surveillance state growth model (Part 3: The relationship between surveillance and growth)”

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Information and organisation: China’s surveillance state growth model (Part 2: The clash of models

Information and organisation: China’s surveillance state growth model (Part 2: The clash of models) Phuah Eng Chye (23 November 2019) Economic model preferences are shaped by historical experience. The Western models was shaped by their experience with ideological repression and influenced a shift towards “liberal democracies”. They evolved an economic system, institutions and rules that … “Information and organisation: China’s surveillance state growth model (Part 2: The clash of models”

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