SOCIAL MEDIA AFTER DEATH: WHAT LAWMAKERS ARE PROPOSING
When a person dies, who will manage their digital social media presence? Lawmakers contend that fiduciaries ought to have access to the deceased person’s social media accounts. What do you think, read on
Lawmakers and lawyers are tackling the question of what should happen to your digital life after death.
The Uniform Law Commission recently approved a study committee on fiduciary power and authority to access digital property and online accounts during incapacity and after death. Uniform laws are created when there is little current legislation for states to follow.
Gene Hennig, one of Minnesota’s commissioners on uniform state laws, offered the proposal. “Fiduciaries need clear powers to act on behalf of the individuals in the digital world” after death, he said.