The dilemma of research ethics

I think having TVC in the community for over 50 years means different things to different people, as is evidenced by my literature review of existing publications such as books and online newspaper archives. The main aim of my very small-scale study is to conduct research in order to tap-into the unpublished data. The problem with this data (people's perceptions) is that I must record it and then deal with the nightmare that is research ethics with regards to storage and access to that data.I know there are several private Facebook or WhatsApp groups that exist already. Most of these are only open to former staff or their purpose is to allow former staff to discuss their former workplace without fear of publication. My hope is to complete what is necessary for my dissertation and to begin a process which allows all interested parties to have their perceptions published in a permanent digital space, such as this blog.