New CEI Book Examines Financial Privacy

New CEI Book Examines Financial Privacy

US and European Experts Explain the Conflict of "Private Choices Versus Political Rules"
November 05, 2000

Washington, DC, November 6, 2000 – In The Future of Financial Privacy: Private Choices Versus Political Rules, a new book from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, an array of US and European legal and economic experts explore the ongoing debate over financial privacy in the United States and abroad.  The book features essays by George W. Bush economic advisor Lawrence Lindsay, Novecon Financial chairman Richard Rahn, Swiss Private Bankers Association secretary general Michel Y. Dérobert, and DaimlerChrysler chief data protection officer Dr. Alfred Büllesbach, among several others.   <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


Through a wide-ranging series of essays, The Future of Financial Privacy explains how to protect consumers’ privacy while preserving the benefits of free flows of information, and explores what role the government should play in realizing these goals.  The book is a vital resource for understanding public policy debates on financial services issues ranging from the confidentiality of what’s in your bank account to the mining and sharing of data.


The Future of Financial Privacy is being published under the auspices of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Project on Financial Privacy, formed in 1999 to respond to new challenges in the regulation of the financial services industry and coordinated by CEI Senior Analyst Solveig Singleton. 


To request a copy for review, please contact Richard Morrison at 202-331-1010 or  To read sample chapters by Lawrence Lindsay and Richard Rahn, click here.



CEI, a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group founded in 1984, is dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government. For more information, please contact Richard Morrison, associate director of media relations, at or 202-331-1010, ext. 266.