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Time to discuss consent in digital-data studies

Time to discuss consent in digital-data studies (nature.com)

Anonymized data sets are growing and it is becoming easier to identify individuals. Research-consent procedures must be updated to protect people from being targeted.

Conversations around digital consent need to be led by organizations that are independent of governments & industry… companies that collect the data, ethicists, human-rights organizations, national science academies & researchers.

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