The PTD comprises an outline of the PhD, drafts of two chapters, and a bibliography. The outline includes the background, scope, methodology, and relevance of the research. It enlists three research questions, along with their research plan and literature review. It also includes a list of tentative chapters. The first chapter introduces the topic, provides key definitions, and explores the role and types of data in the digital economy. The second chapter analyzes relevant WTO issues and norms.