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Facebook Could Be Considered Part Of Decedent’s Digital Estate

More than half of all Florida residents possess a Facebook, blog or other type of social media account. It’s where friends share photos, memories and sometimes, private information. But what happens when a user passes away?

Lawmakers and attorneys in at least two states are considering proposals that would make Facebook and other social network contents part of a decedent’s digital estate. The proposals would grant family members and loved ones access to the deceased’s personal, online records and accounts.

Proponents argue that digital images, letters and other content can be equated with mementos kept tucked away in shoe…

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