Feasibility Studies

Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets (with the Uniform Law Commission, ULC)

Since 2015, the ELI has been conducting a Feasibility Study, with the US Uniform Law Commission (ULC), on Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets. This study focuses on the transfer of property and information at death or incapacity in a digital age, including questions such as the nature of digital property, the possibility to seize digital assets and the need to protect consumers and specifically owners of digital assets in cases of death or disability.

Principles for a Data Economy (with the American Law Institute, ALI)

The law governing trades in commerce in the United States and in Europe has historically focused on assets, and on trade in items, that are either real property, or goods, or rights (including shares, intellectual property rights, licenses, etc).