In a recent press release, the German Lawyers’ Association (Deutscher Anwaltsverein – DAV) has expressed support for restricting the privacy of telecommunications (Fernmeldegeheimnis) in order to clarify the legal situation regarding digital inheritance. The DAV proposes to amend the Telecommunications Act (Telekommunikationsgesetzt – TKG) in such a way that the principles of inheritance law can be fully applied to digital inheritance.