Global Data Law – A Research Agenda
New research project by Guarini Global Law & Tech at NYU Law explores the many unresolved legal questions posed by: data flows that transcend jurisdictional boundaries; highly uneven concentration of control over data; and the various transformations caused by the digitalization of economies and societies, in particular for developing countries and disadvantaged communities. We posit “Global Data Law” as a new field of research and practice encompassing various private and public legal technologies of global data governance including: ways of establishing jurisdiction over data (including data localization); data ownership and open data; data contracting and licensing; and legal-technological solutions for data portability, interoperability, and data sharing.
ICON•S Mundo provides us with the opportunity to reach out to the broader community of public law scholars interested in global data governance. While the EU’s GDPR has emerged as a global model for the governance of “personal data”, broader questions of transnational data governance, including the role of International Organizations, remain underexplored. During the Working Group session we will discuss selected topics that form part of our broader research agenda to receive feedback and to explore potential collaborations. More information about the Global Data Law project is available at www.guariniglobal.org/global-data-law and @GuariniGlobal.