Ryan Calo, ‘Privacy and Markets: A Love Story’

“… This Article examines the complex relationship between privacy and markets. In so doing, it rejects both law and economics’ skepticism toward privacy and the hostility many privacy law scholars have toward markets. The thesis of this Article is that privacy and markets are in important ways sympathetic. To paraphrase contract theorist Charles Fried, it is not that privacy will help markets work better, but that the market mechanism quietly assumes and relies upon privacy to work in the first place. And the reverse is true as well …” (more)

Ryan Calo, Privacy and Markets: A Love Story. Notre Dame Law Review 91:2 649 (2015).

First posted 2016-02-17 13:23:11

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