Trust mitigates privacy concerns, even with marketers

A research report released by the Direct Marketing Association (a U.K.-based entity) in cooperation with fast.MAP confirms that privacy concerns related to disclosing personal information continue to weigh on consumers’ minds, but also suggests that consumers…

NITRD Tailored Trustworthy Spaces program suggests avenues for research

Among the areas announced as federal cybersecurity research priorities for the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program is an initiative intended to promote development of “tailored trustworthy spaces” that not only reflect different…

Trusted computers are reliable, but that’s not the same thing as trustworthy

Trust in a security context normally means reliability or, in the identification and authentication context, authenticity. When the term trusted is applied to a system or capability, the same connotation conveys — that is, a trusted…

Building patient trust in EHRs can’t be about security controls

The emphasis on security and privacy in electronic health record (EHR) systems as a prerequisite for building consumer trust in these systems both overstates the extent to which security controls can in fact provide trust, and…

Contrasting trust models under development for NHIN and NHIN Direct

The Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN), a government-sponsored initiative started in 2004 and re-emphasized in the Health Information Technology for Clinical and Economic Health (HITECH) Act, is no longer envisioned as a “network” at all (in…

Trust not required for cooperation if common interests can be found

An article published last week in the New York Times describes the apparent realization by both the administration and the health insurance industry — long time adversaries on health care reform — that they both have…

Trust by whom, in whom, and in what context?

It’s fairly common to see trust mentioned as needed, desired, or required to achieve a given outcome. For example, in the case of health information technology adoption, trust is seen as an essential element for widespread…