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Best Practices And The State Of Information Security, Kevin Cronin Jun 2009

Best Practices And The State Of Information Security, Kevin Cronin

Chicago-Kent Law Review

The forces of globalization, together with widely available industry standards and best practices, and heightened state legislative activity, are driving the U.S. towards a more unified approach to data security. But the success of this unified approach requires more than free market efficiency and innovation. In order to maintain a state of evolutionary equilibrium in the global information economy, the U.S. must move from a fragmented approach towards data security and privacy standards, towards a more comprehensive set of standards with new penalties and effective enforcement, to better reflect the inherent value of personal data in today's global marketplace.