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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    Tentative Draft No. 1


    Tentative Draft No. 1 contains Principles 1-4 of Part I, General Provisions; Principles 5-6 of Part II, Chapter A, Rules and Principles Governing Data Contracts; Principles 7-10 of Part II, Chapter B, Contracts for Supply or Sharing of Data; Principles 15-16 of Part III, Chapter A, Rules and Principles Governing Data Rights, and Principles 17-22 of Part III, Chapter B, Data Rights with Regard to Co-Generated Data. This draft was prepared for consideration at the 2020 Annual Meeting, which was cancelled. The draft has not been considered by the membership of ALI and therefore does not represent the position of the Institute on any of the issues with which it deals. The draft may be revised or supplemented prior to consideration by the membership in 2021.