An Introduction to Data Property Ownership Rights and Data Protection Responsibilities

52 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2019

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Rob Frieden

Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law; Pennsylvania State University - Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications

Date Written: August 5, 2019

Abstract

This paper examines data property with an eye toward offering definitions that distinguish this type of property interest from that available for conventional intellectual property. The paper also will identify the legal rights vested in data creators as well as data protection rights for individuals whose online activities generate data that can be collected, collated, analyzed and sold.

The paper identifies the interests of various constituencies and stakeholders including governments, commercial ventures, civil society and individuals. It will report on objectives, strategies and work products generated by national governments, trade associations, companies and public interest groups offering legislative, policy and regulatory recommendations. More broadly, the paper identifies current best practices in data property protection by examining proposed and existing safeguards in specific countries and regions.

Keywords: data property, data protection, intellectual property, data mining, Big Data, data analytics, privacy, cybersecurity

JEL Classification: D18, D23, G14, G18, K11, K12, L51, L82, L86, L96, M37, M38, O31, O34, O38

Suggested Citation

Frieden, Rob, An Introduction to Data Property Ownership Rights and Data Protection Responsibilities (August 5, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3432422 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3432422

Rob Frieden (Contact Author)

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