Should your grieving mum see your digital secrets?

Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 2.12.44 PMA US state has passed a law that will give the family of a deceased person access to their Twitter, Facebook and email accounts just as if they were physical assets.

Delaware’s “Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets and Digital Accounts Act” grants heirs and the executor of the will the same powers over digital accounts or devices as over physical assets like a house or cash.

The law grants access to email and social network accounts, but also online banking, shopping, web hosting and domain name management accounts.

It also extends to any “digital device”, which includes desktops, laptops, tablets, peripherals, servers, mobile telephones and “any similar storage device which currently exists or may exist as technology develops”. — Telegraph.

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