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Illinois Prof Calls for a Federal Law To Safeguard Digital Afterlives 82

Posted by timothy
from the you-don't-seem-to-be-using-this-account-any-more dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A new paper from Professor Jason Mazzone at the University of Illinois calls for federal laws to regulate what happens to digital accounts after the account holder's death. Mazzone argues that Facebook and other online services have policies for deceased users' accounts that do not adequately protect the individual property and privacy interests at stake. The full text of the paper (called "Facebook's Afterlife") is also available: "
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Illinois Prof Calls for a Federal Law To Safeguard Digital Afterlives

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 29, 2012 @02:42AM (#41497181)

    What he did was make use of analogies. In fact, if corporations are perfectly willing to do those things, I'm sure they'd be more than willing to commit lesser evils. There was no direct comparison anywhere.

    Well, that all depends on whether or not you think that this is an evil action, but that's not the point.

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