Social media accounts will be given to heirs

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – If you die in the state of Delaware, your social media accounts could live on in the hands of your heir.

Delaware recently became the first state to pass a broad law, giving heirs the right to access online accounts and digital assets of someone who has passed away.

Digital assets could include email, cloud storage, social media accounts, databases and health records.

James Weges of Charlesmont told 22News, “I mean I think that’s a person’s personal choice. If someone has interest in your profile after you pass and if you want to be able to, you should have the choice to leave it on.”

Some companies like Google lets you choose a beneficiary, no matter where you live. If an account is inactive for a certain period of time, the beneficiary could access the account.

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