You have the right to inherit your father’s twitter account, you know?


(/horse relief yi wen)

Delaware state recently officially practice of “digital inheritance scheme” (UFADDA). This means that in the future you specify or entrust the franchisor has the right after the death of your father, succeed to the digital assets, such as social media accounts.

however, at present still in the phase of project application, the legislation is not introduced by other U.S. state.

according to UFDDA act, the deceased or incapacitated person, can entrust their relatives such as the authorized person in charge of their digital assets (heritage). This is like, after the death of loved ones, share will inherit the outlaw physical assets.

the state of Delaware, according to determine whether or not you apply to this solution is not the home to the Internet company, but according to the digital assets holders decided to live in areas. Although Twitter is not in Delaware, for example, but a Delaware Twitter users can enjoy the rights and interests of the scheme to provide.

however, the bill do not seem to be supported by each big Internet companies. In an interview, Google, Facebook, yahoo said that although digital assets inherited respect the rights of a dead person, but neglected the social communication with the third party’s privacy. Despite the legal successor cannot share the dead man’s account password to others, but still alive, had communication with the dead person account of social people, may suffer from great mental pressure.