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Definition Edit

Misattribution

occurs when data or communications related to one individual are attributed to another. Misattribution can result in adverse reputational, financial, or other consequences for individuals that are misidentified.[1]

Overview Edit

"Misattribution in the protocol context comes as a result of using inadequate or insecure forms of identity or authentication, and is sometimes related to spoofing."[2]

References Edit

  1. Privacy Considerations for Internet Protocols, at 14.
  2. Id.

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