Chapter 6. Access Controls
Access controls are a crucial layer of data management and security. By “access controls,” we mean any electronic mechanisms designed to limit the availability of data to users within an application. (Electronic mechanisms that limit access to the application itself, such as a login and password, would fall under information security, discussed in Chapter 4.)
The more precisely access controls can be defined and the more flexibly they can be applied, the more policy options that become available to those trying to create a robust privacy-protective regime around the use of the technology. Such flexibility reduces friction with the technology and supports creative ...