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  • Environmental Knowledge Repositories. Our two publicly accessible visual analytics platforms, the Media Watch on Climate Change and the UN Environment Web Intelligence platform, are fully compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). They only capture and process public content (i.e., Web pages and postings “manifestly made public” according to GDRP Article 9), using a Web crawler and the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) of social media platforms – strictly adhering to these platform’s usage restrictions and only accessing the public portion of the content. For Web sites, the data collection process respects the site owner’s robots.txt settings (a text file in the top directory used by site administrators to control file and directory access).
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