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Encryption, Trust, and the Online Economy: An Assessment of the Economic Benefits Associated with Encryption

Authors: Ryan Hagemann, Josh Hampson

Published: November 2015

URL: https://www.niskanencenter.org/encryption-trust-and-the-online-economy-an-assessment-of-the-economic-benefits-associated-with-encryption/

Tags: 2010s Economic Impact

Abstract: The problems of online security and the non-economic benefits of encryption are well understood, but there has yet to be a comprehensive analysis of the economic benefits created by the spread of encryption. This is not surprising. When encryption is working properly, the user is not even aware of its existence. In order to gauge …