How To Deal With The Digital Data Of A Deceased Loved One!

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These days, the majority of people will have an online presence, email accounts, personal and company Facebook and Twitter pages, Tumblrs, Reddit accounts etc. Often when a loved one passes away, dealing with this digital online presence can prove difficult for family members or partners because of inconsistency in the law.
Despite recent efforts to create some sort of solid legislation with regards to digital data by a few states, the U.S. and Canada as yet do not have laws in place that would treat digital data and online accounts like physical goods which can be distributed by an estate after death.

As things currently stand, the loved ones of the recently deceased often find themselves trapped somewhere between estate laws (which would allow access to digital data) and privacy laws (which would prohibit access). Continue Reading

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