ELI Project Kick-Off Webinar: Succession of Digital Assets, Data and Other Digital Remains


A Kick-Off Webinar, aimed at informing stakeholders the above recently adopted project, will be held on 16 January 2024 from 12:30–14:00 CET

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In September 2023, the ELI Council adopted the above project. The team aims at drafting model law/rules to harmonise key provisions on the definition of digital remains, access and inheritability, and data protection issues. The project will help define and distinguish different types of assets, remains and personal data, define their inheritability and transmission, as well as examine existing rules on applicable law, jurisdiction, data protection and other relevant areas of law, with a view to ascertaining their suitability for this field, failing which proposals may be put forward.

The outcome will be of relevance to EU and Member State legislators and governments, courts, legal professionals, technology companies and service providers, professional associations, civil society, and citizens.

At the Kick-Off Webinar, the Reporters of the ELI project will outline the project and the context out of which it arose. This will be followed by interventions from key stakeholders. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide input.

Confirmed speakers are:

  • Pascal Pichonnaz (ELI President; Professor, University of Fribourg)
  • Antoine Eigenmann (Project Co-Report; Attorney-at-law; Professor, University of Fribourg) 
  • Edina Harbinja (Project Co-Reporter; Reader, Aston Law School) 
  • Sergio Cámara Lapuente (Project Advisor; Professor, University of Rioja) 
  • Xandra Kramer (MCC Chair; Professor, Erasmus School of Law) 
  • Leigh Sagar (Barrister of England and Wales)