Digital inheritance in the Netherlands

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Our accumulation of assets is increasingly digital. What happens to these digital assets upon our death? In this Country Report, the topic of a digital inheritance is discussed in the context of Dutch law. It includes general rules on succession and their application to digital assets, which includes a brief exploration of contracts for digital services, the issue of non-transferable (IP) licenses and legatees and the application of data protection law and privacy rights after death.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-260
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of European Consumer and Market Law
Issue number2017
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Succession
  • Property Law
  • Digital Assets
  • Digital Service
  • Licenses
  • Intellectual Property
  • Inheritance
  • inheritance


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