Payments and Privacy

  • Jeffrey Roy
Part of the Public Administration and Information Technology book series (PAIT, volume 2)


Electronic commerce is owed to a dynamic of competitive openness about product and service information on the one hand and the efficiency and convenience of transacting online on the other hand. The first point often distinguishes private sector offerings from those of government, whereas the latter enjoins both sectors in important ways such as the basic enabling requirement of cyber-security. The central nexus between online security and trust explains the multichannel realities of service architectures in both sectors. Confidence in online mechanisms for transacting payment and product and service information is essential. With the advent of mobility, the emergence of the so-called digital wallet creates new opportunities and challenges with respect to electronic payments, identity management, and information security and privacy.


Short Message Service Social Media Site Mobile Payment Debit Card Mobile Banking 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey Roy
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  1. 1.Dalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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