‘Private Law in the Digital Age’

“Private law aficionados enjoy teaching, and discussing, many of the classic common law cases, Hawkins v McGee (in contracts), Pierson v Post (in property), and Vosburg v Putney (in torts). But, of course, private law is still relevant for, and able to provide insights into, new legal issues emerging in the twenty-first century. One of these issues is fiduciary access to digital assets. The issue is what rules should govern the disposition of a person’s digital assets, from electronic communications to digital property, after death or disability? …” (more)

[Dan Kelly, New Private Law, 14 August]

First posted 2015-08-14 07:34:46

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