Data Localisation Measures and Their Impacts on Data Science

Handbook on Data Science and Law, Edward Elgar, 2018 (Forthcoming)

24 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2018

See all articles by Helena U Vrabec

Helena U Vrabec

Yale University - Law School; Leiden University - Leiden Law School

Ruslan Nurullaev

National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow) - International Laboratory for Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

Míchel Olmedo Cuevas

RCD - Rousaud Costas Duran

Paweł Szulewski

University of Wroclaw

Date Written: December 16, 2017

Abstract

In this chapter, we explore the phenomenon of localisation, paying special attention to its impact on data science. Data science is intimately connected with data reuse, as it desperately needs access to data in order to prosper. Provisions on data localisation challenge the idea of a world where information moves freely across borders and instead create an environment in which data is not easily accessible. Hence, data localisation is an issue of great concern as we consider the future of data science.

In the future, the importance of data for these sectors is likely to increase, and the significance of the barriers created by data localisation, if that trend continues, will do so as well. To prevent undesirable consequences of data localisation laws, we propose a set of principles that regulators should refer to in order to avoid unjustified limitations on data transfers and usage, and to allow data science to thrive. Keeping in mind these key guidelines, it is possible to envision a regulation of data flows which is both data science-friendly and protective of individual rights.

Keywords: localisation, data science, policy, data protection

Suggested Citation

U Vrabec, Helena and Nurullaev, Ruslan and Olmedo Cuevas, Míchel and Szulewski, Paweł, Data Localisation Measures and Their Impacts on Data Science (December 16, 2017). Handbook on Data Science and Law, Edward Elgar, 2018 (Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3102890

Helena U Vrabec (Contact Author)

Yale University - Law School ( email )

Leiden University - Leiden Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 9520
2300 RA Leiden, NL-2300RA
Netherlands

Ruslan Nurullaev

National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow) - International Laboratory for Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Míchel Olmedo Cuevas

RCD - Rousaud Costas Duran ( email )

Calle de Serrano, 116
Madrid, 28006
Spain

Paweł Szulewski

University of Wroclaw ( email )

Poland

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