TJ Costello

TJ Costello is the former National Marketing Coordinator for the American Arbitration Association where he also served as Coordinator of Development for New York State. Most recently, Mr. Costello graduated with distinction from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin with a focus on policy development and implementation. He has led a number of mediation forums and informational programs as well as other policy forums including the Barbara Jordan National Forum of Public Policy. This article is a section of a larger analysis of economics and privacy entitled, ¡°The Economic Trade-offs of Privacy: Exploring the Interaction of Economics and Privacy in the Formulation of Privacy Policy,¡± and can be obtained by contacting the LBJ School of Public Affairs Communications Department


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Pre-litigation Mediation as a Privacy Policy: Exploring the Interaction of Economics and Privacy (04/05/04)
Pre-litigation mediation is a perfect example of the economic trade-offs that exist in privacy policy. In pre-litigation mediation, costs and confidentiality work independently. However, there is a precarious balance that exists where, if either confidentiality or cost became less effective the entire mediation process might be damaged. Understanding pre-litigation mediation as a privacy policy as well as from an economic perspective is important, and moreover a strategy that works. The privacy surrounding mediation can be improved or strengthened by looking at the trade-offs brought about by this interaction of privacy and economics.