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Is there (digital) life after death?

Author: Tsakiliotis, K.
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Year: 2018
Type: Other publications
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1326387

Yes, at least for your digital persona according to the German Federal Court of Justice. The judges found that a social media account is hereditary. Social media accounts are to be treated as analog diaries. Would this mean that your heirs may access the data of your dating apps? This article discusses the conflict between privacy rights and German inheritance law as addressed by the decision of the German Federal Court of Justice in BGH, Urt. v. 12.07.2018, Az. III ZR 183/17.

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Konstantinos Tsakiliotis

Former Student Assistant: Global Constitutionalism and the Internet