Social Network Analysis, Ethics and LGPD, considerations in research


  • Luiz Paulo Carvalho Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
  • Jonice Oliveira Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
  • Flávia Maria Santoro Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)
  • Claudia Cappelli Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)



LGPD, Social Network Analysis, Ethics in Computing, Data Protection, Personal Data-based Research


Data protection and data-driven solutions are two progressing areas permeating Brazilian society. This work presents an interdisciplinary theoretical approach related to Ethics, from the ethics in computing perspective; the LGPD, from the Law studies perspective; and the Social Network Analysis in Brazil, from the Informatics perspective. This research area utilizes personal data extensively for knowledge construction, with semantic contributions, analyzing the reality; or pragmatic, building artifacts. Challenges and inseparable issues are observed, exposed, and debated in this work. We present considerations combining the three topics, personal data in the research field of social networks in Brazil respecting the LGPD and ethics precepts.


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Carvalho, L. P., Oliveira, J., Santoro, F. M., & Cappelli, C. (2021). Social Network Analysis, Ethics and LGPD, considerations in research. ISys - Brazilian Journal of Information Systems, 14(2), 28–52.



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