MUSA International Data Privacy Day 2023 Event
The State of Unauthorized Scraping
and Its Impact on Users and Industry
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
2:00-5:00 p.m. EST – Expert Panel Discussions
5:00-6:00 p.m. EST – Networking Reception
In observance of International Data Privacy Day, the Mitigating Unauthorized Scraping Alliance (MUSA) hosted an event featuring industry, legal, and academic experts who examined the landscape and impacts of unauthorized data scraping.
As threat actors seek to collect public personal data on a large scale for their own gain, how best to regulate data scraping and enforce against unauthorized scraping has become a critical challenge for industry, government, and policy makers. Unauthorized data scraping and the unauthorized use of scraped data have far-reaching impacts on both users and industry that challenge user privacy expectations and can lead to harmful actions, such as spamming, fraudulent communication, or identity theft. In recent years, high-profile court cases, regulatory fines, and newly introduced legislation involving data scraping have drawn media coverage and public attention. This event discussed the impacts of unauthorized data scraping for users and industry, the role of policy and regulation in combating unauthorized scraping, the current legal landscape, and the relationship between unauthorized scraping and privacy.
You can watch a replay and highlights of the event below:
The State of Unauthorized Scraping and It’s Impact on Users & Industry (full event)
Discussion Panel #1: The State of Unauthorized Scraping Enforcement
Discussion Panel #2: The Impact of Unauthorized Scraping on Users
Discussion Panel #3: The Impact of Unauthorized Scraping on Industry
Highlights from Panels #1 and #3: The State of Unauthorized Scraping Enforcement & Its Impact on Industry
Highlights from Panel #2: The Impact of Unauthorized Scraping on Users