Intellectual Property and Competition Law
Data-driven Economy: The Need for Regulation Due to Digitalisation?
Last Update: 07.01.19
Last Update: 07.01.19
The goal of the project is to make an academic contribution to the on-going debate regarding the emerging legal and regulatory issues related to the data-driven economy. From a de lege lata perspective, the legal status quo and the existing regulatory framework are analysed in view of the distinction between personal and non-personal data. From a de lege ferenda perspective, the question arises whether there is a need for a new regulation that could promote data-driven innovation and markets, as well as maximise the growth potential of the digital economy.
From the policymaking perspective, the question is whether data – especially non-personal data – should be allocated to the particular right holders. As such allocation does not exist under the current legal regime, access to data is usually gained through contracts. In view of the overall objective to enable the ‘free flow of data’, the questions arise: On what grounds could a regulatory intervention be justified, and how should such intervention be designed without restricting unnecessarily innovation and competition?
Josef Drexl, On the Future EU Legal Framework for the Digital Economy: A Competition-based Response to the ‘Ownership and Access’ Debate in: Sebastian Lohsse, Reiner Schulze, Dirk Staudenmayer (eds.), Trading Data in the Digital Economy: Legal Concepts and Tools, Nomos and Hart, Baden-Baden and Oxford 2017, 223 - 243.
Daria Kim, No One’s Ownership as the Status Quo and a Possible Way Forward: A note on the public consultation on building a European data economy, Journal of Intellectual Law and Practice (forthcoming) (first publish in GRUR Int, 8/9 (2017))
Heiko Richter, Die Hydra des Dateneigentums – eine methodische Betrachtung in: Stiftung Datenschutz (ed.), Dateneigentum und Datenhandel (DatenDebatten, 3), Erich Schmidt Verlag, Berlin 2018, 241 - 260 (together with Reto M. Hilty)
Heiko Richter, The Power Paradigm in Private Law – Towards a Holistic Regulation of Personal Data in: Mor Bakhoum et al. (ed.), Personal Data in Competition, Consumer Protection and Intellectual Property Law (MPI Studies on Intellectual Property and Competition Law, 28), Springer, Berlin 2018, 527 - 577.
Franziska Greiner: Informationen und Daten als Erzeugnisse im Sinne des § 9 S. 2 Nr. 3 PatG?
II.3 Data-driven economy