Who controls your digital assets post-mortem?
Just as you choose where your money goes after you die, you should be able to control your “digital assets” — your online data — when you pass away, according to a University of Illinois law professor.
Professor Jason Mazzone has written a paper titled “Facebook’s Afterlife,” which argues that federal agencies are responsible for safeguarding “digital afterlives” in the same manner that a bank has a duty to properly bequeath a deceased person’s assets.
Mazzone, an expert in intellectual property law, says the U.S. government should take a solid role in…
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