GDR launches the Guide to Data as a Critical Asset

Edited by Mishcon de Reya partner Mark Deem, the Guide to Data as a Critical Asset offers a unique perspective on the practice of data law.

“For much of the past decade, the focus of legal practitioners, legislators and regulators alike has been on personal data and the protections that should be afforded data subjects, often the unwitting participants on a journey of technical discovery in which third parties seek to unlock the value of data that has been created,” Deem says in the guide’s introduction.

“This focus is increasingly being seen for what it is – too narrow.”

How to exploit data, keep it confidential and process it in accordance with relevant regulations is now a board-level concern – regardless of whether information is a core part of a given company’s business model. The guide approaches data as a crucial asset class that has become increasingly important, and which deserves joined-up attention so that it can best be gathered and used.

Topics covered include the protection of proprietary data in data-sharing deals, personal information in an M&A context, accountability to regulators and data subjects, good data governance and cybersecurity compliance.

Subscribers can access the guide here.

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