About the project

The global data economy is booming, but there is still uncertainty about how to deal with data as a new type of asset from a legal point of view. The Principles for a Data Economy provide clarity that is urgently needed to foster innovation and growth and to reduce obstacles for all stakeholders in the data economy.

Who has what kind of rights, e.g. with regard to data generated by connected devices? Which contractual rules should apply when data is supplied by another party?

These are just two of the questions the ALI-ELI Principles for a Data Economy are dealing with. Find out more about the project in this video.

Get involved!

ELI Members, who are interested in actively contributing to the development of this project are invited to join the Members Consultative Committee (MCC). Please contact the ELI Secretariat for further information!

News and Events


The current draft of the transatlantic project ‘Principles for a Data Economy’ was presented at the ELI Council Meeting on February 11th 2021.


On January 21, 2021, the latest draft of the Principles for a Data Economy was submitted to the Council Meeting of the American Law Institute (ALI).


On 4 December 2020, Christiane Wendehorst presented the ALI-ELI project ‘Principles for a Data Economy’ at the 142nd session of the Legal Committee of...