An Analysis of the Consequences of the General Data Protection Regulation on Social Network Research

Andrea Kotsios, Matteo Magnani, Luca Rossi, Irina Shklovski, Davide Vega D'aurelio

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This article examines the principles outlined in the General Data Protection
Regulation (GDPR) in the context of social network data. We provide both a practical guide to GDPR-compliant social network data processing, covering aspects such as data collection, consent, anonymization and data analysis, and a broader discussion of the problems emerging when the general principles on which the regulation is based are instantiated to this research area.
Original languageEnglish
Article number12
JournalACM Transactions on Social Computing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

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