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.
Best Practices and the State of Information Security,
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