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Broad, Ambiguous, or Delegated: Constitutional Infirmities of the Bank Secrecy Act

The Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) allows the Secretary of the Treasury to demand transaction surveillance and reports of personal information from a category of entities defined as “financial institutions.” Originally...

The Case for Electronic Cash

Cash is more than a method of payment. It is a fundamental tool for individual privacy and autonomy, and it is necessary for an open society. This paper shows that...

Bitcoin: Our Best Tool for Privacy and Identity on the Internet

Financial privacy is an umbrella term for both data security and privacy. We can think of security as the ability to hide information from all comers and privacy, following Nissenbaum’s...