Louisiana Law Review
Your Digital Footprint Left Behind at Death: An Illustration of Technology Leaving the Law Behind
Distribution of decedents' estates, Inheritance & succession, E-mail, Probate law & practice, Digital media, Digital asset management
The article discusses legal issues regarding digital accounts, files, and information after death, focusing on U.S. law. Topics include estate administration, common digital items such as photographs, e-mail, social media accounts, and financial digital items, and online service providers (OSPs). Other topics include terms of service (TOS), the emotional value of digital assets for the decedent's survivors, and creating an inventory of political assets.
Sandi S. Varnado,
Your Digital Footprint Left Behind at Death: An Illustration of Technology Leaving the Law Behind,
74 La. L. Rev.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.lsu.edu/lalrev/vol74/iss3/7