Faced with the exponential rise of data as an asset class in its own right, organisations are now taking a fresh look at the data that are available or accessible to them and the ways in which the value of those data can be safeguarded, unlocked and maximised. Data have become a strategic and valuable asset for many organisations but protecting and exploiting that asset is not always simple.
Our feature article, published in May’s edition of PLC Magazine and linked in this post, considers data as an asset, how intellectual property rights can be employed to protect data, how data can be used effectively and how to minimise associated legal risks.
The article explores key legal considerations for organisations looking to develop or reﬁne a data commercialisation strategy, including in respect of:
- the concept of so-called data “ownership”;
- intellectual property rights;
- contractual rights;
- information governance;
- competition law; and
- corporate transactions.
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This article was first published in PLC Magazine, May 2019