Economics of vulnerability disclosure
Economic decisions taken in the vulnerability disclosure process largely depend on the particular incentives perceived by each actor at different stages of the process. There are four main actor groups within the vulnerability disclosure process: Users, Vendors, Finders and Coordinators. There are also several possible vulnerability disclosure options that actors can engage in, including full, limited or non-disclosure, which further influence the types of economic considerations and incentives that are present. Vulnerability disclosure actors are subject to economic incentives and motivations that may influence their behaviour at the individual and organisational level, as well as at the structural and normative levels. It is clear that economic incentives play a key role in vulnerability disclosure across all actors and processes, regardless of what type of vulnerability disclosure process is ultimately pursued.