Last month, I blogged about Delaware’s new law which addresses the ownership and control of digital assets after someone dies. This new law is based on the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets (UFADDA) Act. To read about UFADDA or my earlier post go here.
The purpose of this post is to highlight the article below, which examines the concerns that social media providers have with UFADDA and the new Delaware law. Social media providers, at least according to the article, believe that these new laws violate their terms of service and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. According to Bill Ashworth, Yahoo’s senior legal director of public policy, “when an individual signs up for a Yahoo account, they agree to our terms of service, which outlines that neither their account nor the contents of their private communications are transferrable at the time of death.”
ITWorld.com:Yahoo slams new ‘digital will’ law