Ethical and Legal Considerations in Web Scraping at Scale
Data being the most valuable commodity nowadays, it lies at the core of almost every business, irrespective of its domain. Whether we’re talking about search engines, entertainment platforms, ecommerce stores or fintech solutions, they are all about data and represent it in the most meaningful way to their users. In the process of gathering these vast amounts of data, many organizations are leveraging web scraping to extract information from 3rd party sources, such as websites. In most cases, the existing information on these websites is designed for human end-users.