Legal Issues of Digital Technology

  • Rosario Girasa
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Financial Services Technology book series (FST)


The chapter is mainly about the steps governments are taking to assure that the latest technological innovations are not misused by drug dealers and other criminals, persons seeking to avoid the payment of taxes on profits made, as well as by terrorists and governments facing international sanctions. The problems include a lack of understanding by governments about the nature and function of the new technology, how to overcome its near total lack of transparency, the actions of individuals who hack individual websites to gain knowledge of users’ private keys to steal wallets containing virtual currencies, and other endeavors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosario Girasa
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  1. 1.Lubin School of BusinessPace UniversityPleasantvilleUSA

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