Davide Vega D'Aurelio

An Analysis of the Consequences of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on Social Network Research

We present a methodology integrating social media data, data from qualitative research and network analysis. Qualitative insights gained from ethnographic fieldwork are used to collect and annotate social network data, and social media data is used as part of the ethnography to identify relevant actors and topics. The methodology is presented in the context of an analysis of the Internet of Things in the European context.