Legislation Proposed to Shut Down the Email Accounts of the Deceased in Michigan

Michigan Representative Kevin Cotter has introduced legislation into the Michigan House which would make it a statewide policy to shut down the social media and email accounts of individuals who die or become incapacitated. The bill would see these digital accounts as personal assets. "As social media and email accounts continue to grow in use and popularity it is prudent that we create a process of how to deal with these accounts in the unfortunate event of a person's passing," state Cotter stated in a press release.

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