Legal Environments for Digital Trust: Trustmarks, Trusted Computing and the Issue of Legal Liability

Yianna Danidou, Burkhard Schafer


Trusted Computing and Trustmarks are two approaches developed to enhance internet security and trust and we claim that they are structurally similar and an exercise in mutual learning would be of great benefit for both. We argue that TC philosophy could possibly supplement TMOs so that TMs become to TMOs more than just a mere link while we address critical questions regarding reliance liability. With our present study we propose that the model for adequate TMO liability could possibly be an example of how to deal with the issue of TC’s reliance liability.


Trustmarks, Trusted Computing, legal liability, digital trust

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