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. A full text version of the ALI-ELI Principles (Final Council Draft) can be accesed here.

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


On 1 December 2021, some of the ALI-ELI Principles for a Data Economy project team members met with the ICC to discuss possible ways of cooperation.


On 18 November 2021, the Principles project team met with representatives from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy to discuss...


The 'ALI-ELI' Principles for a Data Economy were presented and discussed with experts from around the globe at an online conference on 18th and 19th...