| IEEE Security & Privacy
July – August 2010
Least-Cost Avoiders in Online Fraud and Abuse
Web users face considerable fraud, malfeasance, and economic harm that system operators could prevent or mitigate. Although the legal system can respond, regulations have mixed results. I examine the applicable legal rules that constrain online fraud and the economic underpinnings to identify whether those rules assign responsibility to the parties best positioned to take action.
Keywords: Online Technology;
Crime and Corruption;
Governing Rules, Regulations, and Reforms;