Data protection in hybrid worlds

Sjef van Erp*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Data are an essential part of a person’s patrimony called “digital assets.” data are traded, can be seized, and can also be inherited. This hybrid world raises very fundamental questions from a traditional private law viewpoint. The following brief examination will show what these questions are, focusing on – what is traditionally called “property law” – arguing that we need to develop a legal system parallel to traditional property law, which you might call “data property law.”.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Handbook of Smart Contracts, Blockchain Technology and Digital Platforms
EditorsL.A. DiMatteo, M. Cannarsa, C. Poncibò
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781108592239
ISBN (Print)9781108492560
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2019

Publication series

SeriesCambridge Law Handbooks

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