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Harboring Data: Information Security, Law, and the Corporation

Andrea M. Matwyshyn


As identity theft and corporate data vulnerability continue to escalate, corporations must protect both the valuable consumer data they collect and their own intangible assets. Both Congress and the states have passed laws to improve practices, but the rate of data loss persists unabated and companies remain slow to invest in information security. Engaged in a bottom-up investigation, this book reveals the emergent nature of data leakage and vulnerability, as well as some of the areas where our current regulatory frameworks fall short. With insights from leading academics, information security ... More

Keywords: data, information security, identity theft, data loss, information leakage, corporate information, data breaches, data privacy, federal laws, data collection

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780804760089
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804760089.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrea M. Matwyshyn, editor

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Section I Introducing Corporate Information Security


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1 Looking at Information Security Through an Interdisciplinary Lens

Jonathan Pincus, Sarah Blankinship, and Tomasz Ostwald

Section II The Dual Nature of Information—information as a Consumer and Corporate Asset

2 The Information Vulnerability Landscape

Kris Erickson and Philip N. Howard

Section III U.S. Corporate Information Security Regulation and Its Shortcomings

6 Information Security of Health Data

Sharona Hoffman and Andy Podgurski

8 Information Security of Children's Data

Diana T. Slaughter-Defoe and Zhenlin Wang

Section IV The Future of Corporate Information Security and Law


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