Privacy Rights After Death? Assemblymember Calderon Pioneers Law to Protect Online Accounts

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

(Sacramento) – When a person passes away, what happens to their email and social media accounts?  It’s a question California State Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) addresses with Assembly Bill 691.  Once enacted, AB 691 will establish guidelines for probate courts, online service providers and estate administrators when dealing with the online assets of a deceased person.  AB 691 also puts power in the hands of the owner of those accounts if they indicate their wishes prior to their death.  Watch this Assembly Web Report to learn more about AB 691 and how it may affect you.