Research Handbook in Data Science and Law
Show Less

Research Handbook in Data Science and Law

Edited by Vanessa Mak, Eric Tjong Tjin Tai and Anna Berlee

The use of data in society has seen an exponential growth in recent years. Data science, the field of research concerned with understanding and analyzing data, aims to find ways to operationalize data so that it can be beneficially used in society, for example in health applications, urban governance or smart household devices. The legal questions that accompany the rise of new, data-driven technologies however are underexplored. This book is the first volume that seeks to map the legal implications of the emergence of data science. It discusses the possibilities and limitations imposed by the current legal framework, considers whether regulation is needed to respond to problems raised by data science, and which ethical problems occur in relation to the use of data. It also considers the emergence of Data Science and Law as a new legal discipline.
Buy Book in Print
Show Summary Details
You do not have access to this content

Chapter 3: Liability for data loss

Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich

Abstract

This chapter aims to give an overview of the contractual and non-contractual remedies related to loss of data. Different exoneration clauses in relation to data loss are looked at more closely for services such as Twitter, Google, Facebook. The chapter furthermore discusses not only the loss of non-personal data, but also touches upon the problems of the case of loss of personal data. Several topics are discussed further, including the difficulties with affixing liability when it is unclear who ‘owns’ the data and what the value of the lost data is (i.e., how to quantify the damages).

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.


Further information

or login to access all content.