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

  title={An Analysis of the Consequences of the General Data Protection Regulation on Social Network Research},
  author={Andreas Kotsios and Matteo Magnani and Luca Rossi and Irina A. Shklovski and Davide Vega},
  journal={ACM Transactions on Social Computing},
  pages={1 - 22}
This article examines the principles outlined in the General Data Protection Regulation in the context of social network data. We provide both a practical guide to General Data Protection Regulation--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 for this research area. 

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