Jim Lamm Quoted in The Wall Street Journal

On January 5, 2013, I was quoted in The Wall Street Journal in the article “Life and Death Online: Who Controls a Digital Legacy?” by Geoffrey A. Fowler.

The article describes a Toronto family’s struggle with a deceased teenager’s digital afterlife, and the obstacles created by criminal laws, privacy laws, and Terms of Service contracts with online account service providers. For more information about the court case mentioned in the article involving Facebook opposing (and successfully blocking) a family’s demand to obtain a decedent’s Facebook account data, read my October 2012 posting about the Facebook case and about the the Stored Communications Act.

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