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.