Von Ralf Keuper
Den Beitrag Economics of Trust in the Information Economy: Issues of Identity, Privacy and Security aus dem Jahr 2003 kann man mit gutem Recht als wegweisend bezeichnen. Einige Jahre vor der Aufkommen der Blockchain und weiterer Distributed Ledger Technologies wurden die grundsätzlichen Fragen gestellt, um deren Antworten bis heute gerungen wird.
A number of studies have identified a lack of trust as one of the main possible constraints on e-commerce, particularly in terms of consumer protection and other worries that focus on three main aspects of trust in electronic transactions: identity, privacy and security . The potential for difficulties in establishing the authenticity of the identity of a consumer or online business is one of the characteristics that distinguishes trust issues in electronic environments from most other contexts. For consumers, identity is bound up with concerns about privacy and data protection that have been highlighted ever since computers emerged as an important technology in the 1960s. This has led to the development of guidelines and legislation on privacy and data protection, including security safeguards for information held on information and communication technologies (ICTs).
Hervorzuheben ist das Kapitel 6 Lines for further research. a) Understanding the economic impact of trust. Daraus: