In Law We Trust? Trusted Computing and Legal Responsibility for Internet Security

Burkhard Schafer, Yianna Danidou

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Abstract

This paper analyses potential legal responses and consequences to the anticipated roll out of Trusted Computing (TC). It is argued that TC constitutes such a dramatic shift in power away from users to the software providers, that it is necessary for the legal system to respond. A possible response is to mirror the shift in power by a shift in legal responsibility, creating new legal liabilities and duties for software companies as the new guardians of internet security.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Challenges for Security, Privacy and Trust, 24th IFIP TC 11 International Information Security Conference, SEC 2009, Pafos, Cyprus, May 18-20, 2009
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings
EditorsDimitris Gritzalis, Javier Lopez
PublisherSpringer-Verlag GmbH
Pages399-409
ISBN (Print)9783642012433
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event24th IFIP TC 11 International Information Security Conference, SEC 2009 - Pafos, Cyprus
Duration: 18 May 200920 May 2009

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume297

Conference

Conference24th IFIP TC 11 International Information Security Conference, SEC 2009
Country/TerritoryCyprus
CityPafos
Period18/05/0920/05/09

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