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Integrity and Security in the E-Century

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  • Carolyn Currie

E-commerce poses a myriad of regulatory issues. Understanding the technical, taxation and institutional issues posed by E-commerce that impact on the ability to provide such services aids in comprehending the vast integrity and security issues surrounding this innovation. The effect of this technological innovation is examined in the light of theories of regulation that postulate a struggle process between attempts to control innovation and further innovation and regulation. To understand how regulation of E-commerce may be counterproductive a case study of the evolution of regulation of derivatives is used to test a hypothesis concerning social and avoidance costs. A comparative case study of regulation of derivatives is used to test a hypothesis concerning social and avoidance costs. A comparative case study of regulation of derivatives is used to test a hypothesis concerning social and avoidance costs. A comparative case study of regulation of E-commerce is then examined to suggest a policy approach of a private sector solution within a public Policy matrix similar to private deposit insurance.

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Paper provided by Finance Discipline Group, UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney in its series Working Paper Series with number 117.

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Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: 01 May 2002
Publication status: Published as: Currie, C., 2008, "Integrity and Security in the E-Century", in Hamid Nemati (ed) Information Security and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, pp. 3229-3249.
Handle: RePEc:uts:wpaper:117
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  1. Baumol, William J, 1982. "Contestable Markets: An Uprising in the Theory of Industry Structure," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 72(1), pages 1-15, March.
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