Nathaniel Persily: Proposed Digital Communications Act



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Published date: September 28, 2021

Author: Nathanial Persily

Country: United States of America (USA)

Subject tag: Data Access | Privacy and data protection

Proposed legislation to enable the sharing of data for research that will benefit the public good while protecting user privacy. Safeguards include encryption, use of formats that do not allow for idenftification of individuals, use of a secure environment, review of research results by a platform prior to publication. Creation of a safeharbour for researchers or companies complying. with the Act. Researchers must submit a proposal that will be assessed based on intellectual merit and impact.
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