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Digital Inheritance in the United Kingdom

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  • Edina Harbinja
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-256
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of European Consumer and Market Law (EuCML)
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2017


This article is assessing the UK's approach to digital inheritance and digital assets. It analyses the state of play and critically looks into the reform proposal initiated by the Law Commission in the area of law of wills. Given the technological solutions (e.g. Inactive Account Manager and Legacy Contact), the lack of clarity of the UK law applicable to digital inheritance and the current approached in the proposed reform, the author argues that the law reform should consider digital assets in more depth and legislate this crucial area.


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