Based at the University of East Anglia, the Centre for Competition Policy incorporates economic, legal, management, political science and sociological perspectives to produce inter-disciplinary research into competition policy and regulation that has real-world policy relevance, without compromising academic rigour.
Members include academic staff, researchers and PhD students drawn from the School of Economics, UEA Law School, Norwich Business School and the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies. All have a wide range of knowledge and interest within the field of competition policy and regulation, and maintain the centre’s founding belief that a properly regulated, competitive market can provide consumers with the products they want at the best possible prices. Read more
CCP Seminar | 28 June, REG 3.15
The next seminar will be on Friday 28 June with Jacob Seifert (University of Leicester) and Wynne Lam (NBS/CCP) presenting on ‘Regulating Data Privacy and Cybersecurity’.
Customer information in the form of electronic data is an important commodity in today’s digitalized economy. Consumer data that is held by firms may be further disseminated by two channels: it may be transferred between firms (a potential data privacy issue) or illegally accessed by malevolent “hackers” (a cybersecurity issue). This paper formalises the relationship between firms’ profit-maximising data privacy and cybersecurity decisions. While firms typically under-invest in cybersecurity, they may choose levels of data privacy that are too high or too low from society’s point of view. The regulatory implications of these results highlight a need for coordinated oversight of firms’ data privacy and cybersecurity behaviour.
The seminar will take place between 1-2pm in REG 3.15. Tea will be served directly after the seminar.
For the full seminar series programme please visit our website: http://competitionpolicy.ac.uk/events/ccp-seminar-series