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Digital Assets and Fiduciaries by Naomi Cahn, Christina L. Kunz, Suzanne Brown Walsh

Professor Naomi Cahn, George Washington University – Law School, Professor Christina L. Kunz, William Mitchell College of Law, and Suzanne Brown, Walsh Murtha Cullina LLP, have made available for download their chapter, Digital Assets and Fiduciaries, from the Research Handbook on Electronic Commerce Law.  The Abstract is as follows:

This

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Who Will Update My Status When I’m Dead?: The Biggest Social Media Platforms’ Policies on Deceased-User Accounts

Aaron Rubin, of Morrison Foerster, reports on the policies of major social networks regarding digital data after death.  Social network policies summarized include the following:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+, YouTube and Blogger

Mr. Rubin’s article begins as follows:

It’s often said that, when it comes to regulating technology,

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Virginia legislation seeks to protect digital privacy after death

The Washington Post writes about Virginia legislation that would protect digital privacy after death and would be the first of its kind in the country.  The article begins as follows:

Does a person’s right to privacy extend past death?

In this digital age, yes, according to legislation passed by the

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Your Digital Footprint Left Behind at Death: An Illustration of Technology Leaving the Law Behind by Sandi Varnado

Sandi Varnado has made available for download her article, “Your Digital Footprint Left Behind at Death: An Illustration of Technology Leaving the Law Behind.”  The abstract reads as follows:

Death has become more complicated than it used to be, in large part due to the digital age. Americans, particularly younger

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Inherit the Cloud: The Role of Private Contracts in Distributing or Deleting Digital Assets at Death, Natalie M. Banta

Natalie M. Banta has published her article, “Inherit the Cloud: The Role of Private Contracts in Distributing or Deleting Digital Assets at Death” in the Fordham Law Review.  The abstract reads as follows:

We live in a world permeated with technology. Through our online accounts we write emails, we store

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