Repurposing research data for commercial use: POPIA, a foil or a facilitator?

Bev Townsend, Amy Goosen, Marietjie Botes, Donrich Thaldar

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For considerations of public policy, research in South Africa is not (merely) a purpose in itself, but a fundamental contributor to the South African economy. Because research data – which may consist of personal information – often has commercial value, it is important that we consider legal pathways for repurposing research data for commercial use. The POPIA draft Code of Conduct for Research should provide guidance in this regard.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5075
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalSouth African Journal of Science
Issue number7/8
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2023

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  • research, commercialisation, repurposing, POPIA, Draft Code of Conduct for Research

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