Trust in electronic markets

Joseph M. Reagle, Jr.


Relative to information security and electronic commerce, trust is a necessary component. Trust itself represents an evaluation of information, an analysis that requires decisions about the value of specific information in terms of several factors. Methodologies are being constructed to evaluate information more systematically, to generate decisions about increasingly complex and sophisticated relationships. In turn, these methodologies about information and trust will determine the growth of the Internet as a medium for commerce.


information security; electronic commerce; cryptography; Internet security; cryptographic protocols; electronic markets; cryptographic economy; hermeneutics; Web of trust; trust theory; electronic cash; ecash; electronic money; trust managementen

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