European Data Protection Supervisor, ‘A Preliminary Opinion on Data Protection and Scientific Research’



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Published date: January 6, 2020

Region: Europe

Subject tag: Data Access | Disinformation and misinformation | Privacy and data protection

Recognizes the important of access to data to research misinformation and addresses the question of the application of privacy provisions to the sharing of data. Recommends dialogue between data protection authorities and ethical review boards, develop codes of conduct and certification for research activites, build data protection into the research design process, define a ‘public interest’ ground for sharing of personal data and subject it to rigorous proportionality test and appropriate safeguards against misuse and unlawful access. Supports research in the public interest for projects like online manipulation and the dissemination of misinformation.
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