If Mary has a little lamb, who should know about it?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, enforcing new guidelines and restrictions for the collection and storage of personally identifiable information (PII). This puts many organizations, including IFPRI and the other international agricultural research centers of CGIAR—which are dedicated to providing research data products as global public goods—in a difficult position. Increased open access to such data products is fueling a “big data revolution” in agronomy and international development. The GDPR could significantly impact this progress. (Photo credit: Noelle Reynolds)