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Monday, March 19, 2012

A group with the Oregon State Bar is working to pass legislation that would give family members access to the online worlds of people after they passed away, such as Facebook passwords.

[Attorney Victoria] Blachly has handled other cases involving access to online assets, including social networks and financial information. She is part of a group with the Oregon State Bar working to pass legislation that would give family members and other fiduciaries access to the online worlds of those who have died or become incapacitated.
“While this is new, dealing with the virtual and digital assets, it’s just an extension of what fiduciaries have been doing for a long time,” Blachly said.

Read more at KGW.com.

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