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 2015 General Assembly — the first of its kind in the country.

The Privacy Expectation Afterlife and Choices Act aims to assure that a person’s electronic footprint remains off-limits after death — even to his or her close kin — except under very strictly controlled circumstances.

The legislation traveled a long way over the course of the six-week session.

Read full article at Va. legislation seeks to protect digital privacy after death – The Washington Post.

 

Posted by Lewis J. Saret, Co-General Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.