Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday September 16, 2014

Yahoo Slams New 'Digital Will' Law

What do you think should happen to your personal digital assets after you die?

What should happen to your personal digital communicationsآ—emails, chats, photos and the likeآ—after you die? Should they be treated like physical letters for the purposes of a will? Yahoo doesn’t think so. The company is criticizing new legislation giving executors charged with carrying out the instructions in a person’s will broad access to their online accounts.