The Value of Privacy

Saturday, May 19, 2007

In my previous posts, I have argued that privacy has a value, and therefore might need to be taxed. My argument was that in the future, it would be difficult to obtain privacy, given the development of sensor devices. Thus, protecting privacy would require an effort that costs money and only the rich would be able to do so. This is why it need to be taxed.

Well, here's a link to an HBS paper discussing the value of privacy.

I assure you the the concept of privacy valuation would be important for the future. Can't wait to see it showing up on the balance sheet ;)

How can privacy be valued? Read it yourself.