BBC News Magazine
30 January 2012
Several states across the US are considering legislation that would give personal representatives legal possession of Facebook profiles, Twitter accounts and other online information after a death.
But privacy experts argue such legislation, which has already been passed in the state of Oklahoma, needs further clarification before being made into law.
Meanwhile, some families who have lost loved ones claim the online accounts of the deceased are an upsetting reminder of their losses.
The BBC’s Matt Danzico visited Lincoln, Nebraska, where lawmakers are attempting to pass a similar bill.
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