Legal Aspects of Data


Feb 06 12:00 – 1:20 pm
Center for Digital Humanities
Firestone Library, Floor B

Information may want to be free but institutional researchers, including those at universities, operate under certain constraints having to do with privacy, copyright, and intellectual property. Who owns data generated under sponsored research? Under what conditions can it be shared? What are best practices for managing sensitive data, particularly that involving living people? How does Princeton manage data security? When should data not be open and how does this apply to decisions about licensing and publishing datasets? How does one obtain and work with existing datasets that are themselves under strictures including, but not limited to, copyright? Reprensentatives from Princeton’s Office of General Counsel will join us to consider questions related to these concerns and offer practical advice for managing legal aspects of data.