Different forms of interaction on the Internet often lead to the direct or indirect collection of data on persons who are not informants or whose data is used, so-called third parties. Regard for third parties means that researchers should consider and anticipate effects on third parties (point 11). Research on, using and with the Internet often includes data from other persons than the informants. For example, research that uses or looks at interaction in social media will provide access to third parties because they are closely linked to the primary informants in social or technical terms. This information may also be of a sensitive nature, and must be handled accordingly. The research may have an impact on the privacy and close relationships of individuals who are not included in the research, but who are drawn in as parties closely related to the informants, also through technical access to their information. The consideration of a burden on third parties should be weighed against the consideration of the critical function and the search for the truth of the research (see also point 7).