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Big Tech/Social Media Regulation

This guide provides researchers with a curated selection of resources on Big Tech and social media regulation.


In our increasingly connected world, the data collection, storage, and sharing practices of Big Tech companies have led to significant concerns about safeguarding user privacy. This section begins by providing background information about the current legal landscape of privacy law in the United States, including links to a selection of important federal and state laws and the European Union’s comprehensive General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Following these resources, the section includes books, academic articles, Congressional Research Service reports, and popular press articles that discuss the many challenges of safeguarding data privacy in the information age. 

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