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Tech Roundup: Data protection and academia

The legal uncertainty around what is and isn't allowed can be a deterrent to innovation and science

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This week: The limits of using personal data in scientific research. A torrid 2021 for Brazil’s Health Ministry, targeted by hackers. Argentina is not keen on crypto. 

Regulators to decide on how academia can use private data

In response to questions posed by courts and universities, Brazil’s data protection regulator ANPD has launched a discussion on the limits researchers and scholars will have to adhere to when handling personal data in their scientific work. 

Why it matters. The legal uncertainty around what is and isn’t allowed can be a deterrent to innovation and science — as researchers can quickly find...

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