The Economics of Financial and Medical Identity Theft

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Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 21, 2012 - Computers - 168 pages

Financial identity theft is well understood with clear underlying motives. Medical identity theft is new and presents a growing problem. The solutions to both problems however, are less clear.

The Economics of Financial and Medical Identity Theft discusses how the digital networked environment is critically different from the world of paper, eyeballs and pens. Many of the effective identity protections are embedded behind the eyeballs, where the presumably passive observer is actually a fairly keen student of human behavior. The emergence of medical identity theft and the implications of medical data privacy are described in the second section of this book.

The Economics of Financial and Medical Identity Theft also presents an overview of the current technology for identity management. The book closes with a series of vignettes in the last chapter, looking at the risks we may see in the future and how these risks can be mitigated or avoided.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Identity in Economics and in Context
1
Chapter 2 Modern Technological and Traditional Social Identities
5
Chapter 3 Identity Theft
17
Chapter 4 Defeating the Greatest Masquerade
31
Chapter 5 Secrecy Privacy Identity
41
Chapter 6 Security and Privacy as Market Failures
53
Chapter 7 Identity Theft in Healthcare1
61
Protections and Hemorrhages1
69
Chapter 9 Technologies of Identity
79
Chapter 10 Identity Scenarios
127
Ubiquitous Identity Theft
147
Chapter 12 Closing
155
References
157
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