The Birth of Postmortem Privacy

Jennifer Zegel, a partner in the Firm’s Trusts and Estates Practice, co-authored an article with Lee Poskanzer, and Sharon Hartung outlining the intersection of technology, privacy, and estate planning in The Privacy Advisor, a publication of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. The article describes how digital assets and data, such as social media accounts, photos and videos, domains, websites, and electronic communications, are becoming increasingly difficult to manage after the account holder’s death due to evolving technologies, legislation, and privacy regulations. Individuals, estate planning professionals, and privacy officers are encouraged to learn about this asset class and the industry standards and protocols governing them in order to better prepare for an account holder’s death and overcome the varying obstacles associated with data management.

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