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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]

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"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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