Public Interest Research Alliance

by Brandie Nonnecke

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Social media platforms hold vast amounts of data that are of extremely high value for public interest research and human rights investigations. However, platforms are increasingly constraining access to data due to data security and privacy concerns. This is due in large part to ambiguities in nascent data privacy regulations around data privacy and security standards.To address this ambiguity, the Public Interest Research Alliance (PIRA) is a proposed multistakeholder, non-binding coalition dedicated to establishing shared principles and operational guides for appropriate data access, sharing, ownership, security, and privacy standards for public interest research collaborations. 

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