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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Delaware Adopts Law Allowing Social Media Accounts to be Inherited

When individuals die, their social media accounts often expire along with them.  Even if their loved ones have the passwords, terms of use for Facebook and other providers routinely restrict account-sharing.  Delaware became the first state to address these legal issues by adopting The Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, which recognizes social media accounts as property and provides for executors and heirs to get passwords. 
Individuals can also restrict access to their social media accounts, providing in their wills that heirs cannot open or change the accounts, the newspaper reports.

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