This symposium, held jointly by the NYU Law Review, the Guarini Institute for Global Legal Studies and the Institute for International Law and Justice at NYU Law School, will examine how law does, should, or can affect data ownership, concentration, and control in a global digital economy. The symposium will take a conceptual approach to the law of data by confronting emerging issues in the law of the transnational/global data economy through analyses grounded in foundational legal concepts such as contracting, torts, property, trusts/fiduciary law, or more specialized areas of international economic law such as antitrust, tax, and trade law.
This symposium will not be centrally focused on detailed analysis of intellectual property law or information privacy law, which already occupy a core place in scholarship on data law, although these areas of law may certainly figure where relevant to concepts and regulatory and structural arguments. Commentators with particular additional expertise will enrich the symposium. Together with the Law Review editors, we are confident that this symposium will make a significant contribution to the foundations of an important and fast-developing field. A draft of the conference program will be posted as soon as available.