Policy Approaches to Addressing Data Access Challenges in the Evolving Online Ecosystem

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Published date: September 11, 2023

Subject tag: Data Access

This policy brief summarises the key findings from the project and feedback received during engagements with other researchers, policymakers, regulators and the private sector. It then provides an overview of existing or proposed legislation in key jurisdictions, including the EU, US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, assessing the extent to which they would impact access to data for researchers from smaller or medium-sized platforms.

It concludes with a series of recommendations for the private sector, policymakers and the research community to address the data access challenges identified, and help ensure the quality, comparability and replicability of online research.