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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Web Scraping now Legal

Should be considerable changes in behavior for certain kinds of data.   Still some regulation about crawling data acquisition in this way.

Web scraping is now legal
Here’s what that means for Data Scientists
By Tom Waterman in Towards Data Science

In late 2019, the US Court of Appeals denied LinkedIn’s request to prevent HiQ, an analytics company, from scraping its data.

The decision was a historic moment in the data privacy and data regulation era. It showed that any data that is publicly available and not copyrighted is fair game for web crawlers. .... "

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