First Parts of the 'Principles for a Data Economy' Project Approved by the ALI Council


On 17 January 2020 the first parts of the 'ALI-ELI Principles for a Data Economy' project were approved by the ALI Council after their presentation by Project Chairs Steven O'Weise and Lord John Thomas and Reporters Neil Cohen and Christiane Wendehorst.

After the Meeting on 31 October 2019 in Philadelphia, a decision was made to present Part I on 'General Provisions' and several Principles of Part II on 'Data Transactions' as well as of Part III on 'Data Rights' to the ALI Council for its approval. The remaining Principles should follow during the 2020–2021 cycle.

The presentation of the Principles was followed by a lively discussion with the ALI Council Members which resulted in valuable guidance in respect to the remaining Principles. The next step towards the approval of the presented parts will be the 97th ALI Annual Meeting which takes place from 18 to 20 May 2020 in San Francisco.