Paul Barton

I am a leading Technology and Outsourcing lawyer with over 20 years' experience spent advising leading service providers and suppliers of technology and software, multinational companies, early stage and high growth technology start-ups and government bodies.

I'm a specialist in IT law, Intellectual Property Rights, Data Protection and Privacy, Cloud computing, Internet and e-commerce law, Outsourcing, SaaS, AdTech, Digital transformation and procurement projects. I also advise on innovative technologies like distributed ledger technology, AI and machine learning and the licensing and exploitation of digital data and databases.

Contributed to


Open data
Practice notes

This Practice Note deals with open data and broadly describes what open data is. It examines the importance and history of open data, the UK regime for re-use of public sector information (PSI), how open data is accessed technically, legal issues with open data, Creative Commons and other standard open data licences, issues for licensees, and what’s on the horizon.

Practice areas


  • The Law Society


  • Contributing Author


  • University of Warwick (LLB)

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