Internet Data Scraping: Will It Impact Your Company (or Clients)?
Have you heard about “Data Scraping?” The practice has been in existence for years on the Internet, but it’s growing exponentially with the explosion of social media and mobile devices. Quite simply, it’s taking information (data, images, content) from other websites and posting/owning it as your own. This is a huge issue for companies of all sizes and Law Technology News provides a nice primer:
“The proliferation of Internet access and mobile devices has led to an exponential explosion of content on the Web, creating a vast repository of “publicly available” information. This includes not only news, business, and financial information, but also personal data, movie and restaurant reviews, concert ticket sales, flight information, and a virtually endless array of other categories.”
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