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Who Gets Access to Your Online Accounts After You Die?

You may have a plan for what to do with your physical belongings after you die, but what about your online accounts? In today‚Äôs social media-dominated world, a person's digital presence lives on online even after he or she is gone. But who has the right to access those accounts? States have begun addressing this issue with new digital access laws. Under current Facebook policy, if an account member dies, Facebook will remove the account at the request of family or put it into "memorial status," but it is very difficult for family members to get access to the account…

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