Ethics Corner

Technology always moves at a faster speed than lawmakers and regulators - this is especially true within the data domain, particularly now!
The aim of this page is to keep you updated with a topic that holds the fate of the data industry's future in its hands - the ethical dimensions of online data collection.

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Building and maintaining an ethical-by-design platform is of paramount importance to us and should be to all industry players - the future of our industry depends on it. Doing so requires a myriad of safeguards and layers - to learn more about ours, click here. To understand how we source our Residential IPs, click here. And to discover more about what makes our SDK ethical, click here.

World Ethical Data Forum

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The meaning of ‘ethics’ is complex to define – and when it comes to data collection, even more so. It is for this reason that Bright Data partnered with the WEDF, aiming to address the ethical dimensions, considerations, and challenges associated with data collection, in a world of rapid technological development where the law itself fails to keep up and provide adequate guidance on this matter. Together, we are focused on expanding the dialog around data collection ethics, forming an ethical framework, and providing practical tools for industry players.

Ethical events

Additional Resources

Blog posts

The 10 commandments of ethical data collection (from a technical standpoint)

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Your data won’t serve you for long if it was collected unethically

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Compliance Monitoring, Transparency and Ethical Code Key to Data Collection -

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Ethical online data collection needs to be a default, not a choice

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When it comes to data collection, transparency and ethical standards are not a matter of choice

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Governance, Privacy, and Ethics at the Forefront of Data in 2021

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VMblog 2021 Industry Experts Video Predictions Series

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VM Blog Prediction Series

Ethics in regards to data collection platforms

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