Principles for a

Data Economy

Conducted jointly with the European Law Institute, this project will study, identify, and collate the existing and potential legal rules applicable to transactions in data as an asset and as a tradeable item and assess the “fit” of those rules with these transactions.
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The Council approved the initiation of this project in January 2018.

Because of the innovative, joint approach of this project, the structure of the project will vary somewhat from the traditional ALI structure. The project aims to develop a set of transnational Principles to provide guidance to parties in the data economy, as well as to courts and legislators worldwide. Because data does not have a “location,” the goal is to have a common set of Principles that would apply wherever the parties happen to be.

Neil B. Cohen Brooklyn Law School
Brooklyn, NY
Christiane C. Wendehorst University of Vienna, Department of Civil Law
Vienna, Austria
Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd Essex Court Chambers
London, United Kingdom
Steven O. Weise Proskauer Rose LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Susan Bennett IRi
Chicago, IL
Hannah Bloch-Wehba Drexel University School of Law
Philadelphia, PA
Amelia H. Boss Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Philadelphia, PA
Julie S. Brill Microsoft Corporation
Redmond, WA
Anupam Chander University of California, Davis School of Law
Davis, CA
Sarah C. Dodds-Brown American Express
New York, NY
Stacy-Ann Elvy New York Law School
New York, NY
Lindsey Finch
San Francisco, CA
Ivan K. Fong 3M Co.
Saint Paul, MN
Ahmed Ghappour Boston University School of Law
Boston, MA
James Grimmelmann Cornell Law School
New York, NY
Anton G. Hajjar Washington, DC
Teresa Wilton Harmon Sidley Austin LLP
Chicago, IL
Michele C. Kane The Walt Disney Company
Burbank, CA
Harold Hongju Koh Yale Law School
New Haven, CT
Lucy H. Koh U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
San Jose, CA
Travis LeBlanc Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
Washington, DC
Henry Lebowitz Debevoise & Plimpton
New York, NY
Ronald D. Lee Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Washington, DC
Michael Leiter Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Washington, DC
Lance Liebman Columbia Law School
New York, NY
Christina Mulligan Brooklyn Law School
Brooklyn, NY
Stephen Satterfield Facebook Inc.
Washington, DC
Christopher H. Schroeder Duke University School of Law
Durham, NC
Paul M. Schwartz University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Berkeley, CA
Peter P. Swire Georgia Tech, Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business
Atlanta, GA
Christopher S. Yoo University of Pennsylvania Law School
Philadelphia, PA
Members Consultative Group
Joseph R. Bankoff Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
Shawn J. Bayern Florida State University College of Law
Tallahassee, FL
Michael M. Baylson U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Spyridon V. Bazinas Vienna, Austria
Jeffrey A. Beaver Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP
Seattle, WA
Harvey G. Brown, Jr. Texas Court of Appeals, First District
Houston, TX
Timothy W. Burns Perkins Coie LLP
Madison, WI
Stephen Yee Chow Hsuanyeh Law Group PC
Boston, MA
Wayne Dale Collins Shearman & Sterling LLP
Washington, DC
Michelle Williams Court Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Anuj C. Desai University of Wisconsin Law School
Madison, WI
Robert P. Deyling Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
Washington, DC
Christopher R. Drahozal University of Kansas School of Law
Lawrence, KS
J. William Elwin, Jr. Chicago, IL
Daniel M. Filler Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Philadelphia, PA
Henry D. Gabriel Elon University School of Law
Greensboro, NC
Philip S. Goldberg Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Washington, DC
David C. Gray University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
Baltimore, MD
David W. Gruning Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
New Orleans, LA
Peter E. Halle Coconut Grove, FL, USA
Richard E. V. Harris Richard E.V. Harris Law Office
Piedmont, CA, USA
Edwin E. Huddleson Washington, DC
Howard O. Hunter Singapore Management University Law School
Singapore, Singapore
Catherine Kessedjian University Panthéon-Assas Paris II
Paris, France
Renee Knake University of Houston Law Center
Houston, TX
Peter R. Kochenburger University of Connecticut School of Law
Hartford, CT
William K. Kroger Baker Botts L.L.P.
Houston, TX
C. Scott Maravilla U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
Washington, DC
Lorelie S. Masters Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Washington, DC
Charles W. Mooney, Jr. University of Pennsylvania Law School
Philadelphia, PA
Juliet M. Moringiello Widener University School of Law
Harrisburg, PA
Jeffrey M. Pollock Fox Rothschild LLP
Lawrenceville, NJ
Iain D. C. Ramsay University of Kent Law School
Canterbury, England
R. Anthony Reese University of California, Irvine School of Law
Irvine, CA
Dan Robbins Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.
Sherman Oaks, CA
Keith A. Rowley University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
Las Vegas, NV
Victor E. Schwartz Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Washington, DC
Kenneth W. Simons University of California, Irvine School of Law
Irvine, CA
George Prescott Slover Consumers Union
Washington, DC
Mary L. Smith Lansing, IL, USA
H. Mark Stichel Astrachan Gunst Thomas, P.C.
Baltimore, MD
Guy Miller Struve Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
New York, NY
Louise Ellen Teitz Roger Williams University School of Law
Bristol, RI
Sjef van Erp Maastricht University
Maastricht, Netherlands
Jane K. Winn University of Washington School of Law
Seattle, WA
Peter A. Winn U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, DC