Professor Zoe Argento speaks with WPRI about the "digital dilemma" created when a loved one dies, but leaves no access to his or her email and social media accounts.

Upcoming Events

Commencement

Commencement

Class of 2020 How to Prepare for Law School BBQ/Mixer
JUN
09
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
RWU Law Main Campus, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
19th Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit
JUL
28
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI
CLE Program: Management of Spinal and Extremities Radiology
NOV
02
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Crowne Plaza, Warwick, Rhode Island

Trending@RWULaw

05/08/2017
By Dean Michael J. Yelnosky
On May 19th, the members of the Class of 2017 will cross the stage and receive their diplomas from President Farish. That short crossing tells little of the rich stories of how graduates arrived at...


Affordable Excellence at RWU LAW

Archives

Newsroom

Argento on Digital Wills

Professor Zoe Argento speaks with WPRI about the "digital dilemma" created when a loved one dies, but leaves no access to his or her email and social media accounts.

From WPRI, Channel 12 Providence: "Families left with digital dilemma after death: Digital wills designate access to social media" by Jennifer Quinn, reporting by Susan Hogan

Families left with digital dilemma after death

NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass., July 25, 2013 (WPRI) -- Talking with your loved ones about death is an uncomfortable subject, but unfortunately if you're not prepared for it, your family could be left with digital drama. [...]

Property lawyers say online social providers are reluctant to give access to surviving family members. A Facebook spokesperson tells Eyewitness News that when an account is memorialized "it restricts the profile and associated content to Facebook friends that the deceased had while alive".

"From a business point of view, they may be concerned that not all users would want these intimate details of their lives to be exposed after death", said Professor Zoe Argento of Roger Williams University Law School. [...]

For full story, click here.