Data Law: Good News and Bad News

SPOILER ALERT: This is the first blog entry and will not cover anything substantive.


By reading this, you have shown your interest in data law. Just what is data law?

Data law is the law relating to the management, usage and ownership of data.

But what does that really mean?

Data law is one of the hottest and most interesting area of legal study right now.  The good news it is so very now. The bad news is that for the most part data law one big gray area.

The legal treatment of data differs greatly from state to state, from country to country, and from day to day.

There are so many questions concerning  data law. Just a few are:

  • What is data?
  • What is the law?
  • What law concerns data?
  • What data concerns the law?
  • What is the NSA doing with my data?
  • What am I doing with my data?
  • Does privacy still exist?
  • Do I even own my data?
  • If I don’t own my data, who does?

Let’s find out together, shall we? This blog will attempt to  figure out some answers and examine the interesting developments concerning both data and the law.

Thanks for joining me!

Josh de L-H