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Post Mortem, What Happens to Your Account Info?

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

July 10, 2013

At its annual meeting in Boston, MA, the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) plans to consider fiduciary access to digital assets. According to Technology’s Legal Edge, the ULC has been drafting a uniform state law with stakeholders during the last seven months to balance the various interests, including “the need for a fiduciary to gain access to a decedent’s online account information to settle an estate, privacy rights of the decedent and third parties who communicated with the decedent and limitations in copyright license agreements against transfers of licensed games, movies and music,” write DLA Piper’s Jim Halpert and Haris Khan.
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