Analyzing the Analysts
In Things Are Looking Up For TJX, or, Javelin Research – Credibility Issues?, Alex takes a look at research released by Javelin, and compares it to some SEC filings. Javelin is making the argument that companies that suffer massive breaches will lose market share. As do these folks at Response Source: “LATEST NATIONAL RESEARCH REVEALS LACK OF CONSUMER TRUST IN THE SECURITY OF PERSONAL DATA IN THE UK.”
The trouble is, consumer behavior seems un-impacted.
Also in the looking at Javelin department, Chris Hoofnagle writes about “Making the Known Unknowns Known,” which gets some additional thoughts from Dan Solove, in “Requiring Banks to Disclose Identity Theft Statistics.” It’s a very good and reasonably short article that makes the argument that the fraudsters have figured out weaknesses in the US banking system that aren’t getting analyzed in a systemic way.
If this data thing were organized, it would be like a movement.