Breaches of personal data: blaming the myth and punishing the victim

Monday, 26 March 2007, 12:00 AM EST

A study that will appear in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication later this year analyzes failures to secure computerized personal records. One of its authors, Phil Howard, was kind enough to provide Ars with a draft copy of the paper. The analysis suggests that both the public understanding of these leaks and the legislative response to them are focusing on the wrong targets.

At Ars Technica.

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