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Sanaea Daruwalla

General Counsel at Zyte

Sanaea is the General Counsel at Zyte, formerly Scrapinghub, and is one of the leading experts on web data extraction laws. At Zyte, she focuses on creating policies and best practices around web data extraction, ensuring compliance on all data extraction projects. She collaborates with the product team to maintain compliance throughout the development process and works with external organizations on setting data extraction best practice standards.

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The world of public data collection for businesses

Web scraping is quite a challenging technical task, but that’s not the only aspect that makes it tough. Together with technical questions, it raises a whole lot of legal questions as well. Scraping usually involves at least two parties – the scraper and the one being scraped. Naturally, a question can be brought up whether any legal relationship is formed between the two, and can one party claim something from the other if public data from the web was scraped?  There aren't that many industries where conflict is kind of “hardcoded” into the core of the business/industry itself, so how does one stay on the legal side while growing and being prosperous in this industry? 

What will you learn?

  • How does one legally evaluate its scraping project? 

  • Cease and desist letters and threats from the target websites: what to do if you receive one? What actions should be taken if you don't have a team of legal experts?

  • Public and Non-Public data, does it matter?

  • What are the next big events in the scraping legal landscape?