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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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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