With the already enormous amounts of data growing every second across the globe, its unique character, its omnipresence in our everyday lives and increasing commercial value requires lawmakers to keep pace with technological development and provide appropriate legal frameworks. 

However, while data tends to be treated more and more like any other asset, they do not fit easily into the traditional legal notion of “tangible goods”.

Therefore, we have shed light on the legal implications surrounding the protection of data in various legal regimes in our IP newsletter article, PDF available here.