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Data Protection

HKUST ECON Data Archive archives datasets for academic research purposes.

Before being made available in the Archive, individual identifiers or other confidential information will be removed from the datasets. Processing personal data in conformity with relevant data protection regulations is our first priority.

Archived data can only be used for academic purposes. Each individual that wishes to obtain access to a dataset is required to read and sign a data use agreement.



Data Access Policy

Documentation files of datasets are freely downloadable by the HKUST Community.

Data files of datasets can only be accessed by authorized individuals upon submission of data use agreement and the obtainment of approval.



Data Retention Policy

All data will be stored in Microsoft Azure.

Unless otherwise specified, the data is stored in the archive indefinitely. However, they will be removed from the Archive upon the request of the dataset owners.




HKUST Data Archive does not guarantee that the information or data is free of errors. We are not responsible for the accuracy of the content of any documentation or data.

We reserve the right to make any changes to policies or requirements.