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A new US law could give relatives full access to online accounts of deceased persons

In this Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 file photo, Karen Williams, who sued Facebook for access to her 22-year-old son Loren’s account after he died in a 2005 motorcycle accident, looks at a portrait of her son at her home in Beaverton, Ore. The Uniform Law Commission on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 was exp...

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Internet banking, online billing accounts, social media pages and blogs are a few of the digital assets that make up a person's online portfolio, but there are few laws determining how they are to be handled after a person's death. The Uniform Law Commission may have a solution.
Finding and closing down individuals' online accounts are necessary to ensure that all of their assets are being dealt with appropriately, especially if the deceased used online banking or had an automatic billing account with a website such as Netflix, according to a Deseret News article. It is also important ...


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