What should happen to your Facebook page after death?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:37
- Date Feb 6, 2013
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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Can't live without their FaceBook but what happens when those people who love FaceBook -- several states want to make laws to help transfer your digital assets.
Then what happens Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson junior joins us now Peter it's really important New Hampshire is looking at a right now and about five other states.
Only five other states across United States have such laws so what happens when you die right your FaceBook account.
Email accounts here Twitter Google+ all of these things how do your loved ones get into it if they don't know the pats were written and that's become part litigation.
There was a marine who died in the service -- country -- Ellsworth back in the middle two thousands he is -- and go to court.
To get Yahoo! to turn over.
The emails right so the truth is under the contract of service that you enter when you enter into these programs.
-- when you die.
The program dies it's not transferable.
And they have the right to terminate the -- out on FaceBook right that is probably five million people.
-- did that have accounts there sometimes open accounts set up memorial OK so the issue is what -- do so he need to have a will.
You need to let someone know the password.
-- you need to go to one of these.
That will actually send messages to people upon -- death.
That we'll have all this financial information there -- have the passwords so that your family can take over a Twitter Google -- account Yahoo!.
All all of these important things.
In alive right now I.
I can understand you know knowing that the media media.
The password for your bank account and credit card stuff and -- and things like that but a lot of people you know they'd they'd emailed them.
People left and right and maybe if the family looks.
And what a person is done during their life they might discover all budgets up at home wait a minute we did though there isn't that as a great point.
-- there's an opportunity.
For post -- humiliation real embarrassment.
Causing more grief there have been some programs out there incinerator.
Accounts -- upon your death.
Accounts had a can be a deleted -- those people -- going to be something very.
-- Little League but you can go from anywhere from ten.
To twenty dollars a year or 202 -- fifty dollars a year to certain companies and they will set up.
Accounts by which messages will go to your loved ones.
With passwords with financial information the other thing is a lot of people get bills online yeah and the family is -- for those bills so if they don't have the capacity.
To -- to that email.
Shut off accounts shut down systems.
Those bills will keep coming -- and it's going to be a lot of aggravation exit question and I think you kind of answered it before -- -- the simplest thing for people to do would probably be either shared passwords with your loved ones were -- this is -- keep the -- to share -- the past -- -- ones.
Let your loved ones know the email account attached to certain accounts that if you -- they can go on.
Not as the person -- living right -- and get those or you can sign up with one of these services.
Or you can put it -- you will.
And let people know what you want to happen to your social media accounts to -- or email your -- this is becoming the subject of more and more litigation.
-- email accounts and Twitter -- sometimes there is valuable as the house that people living.
And they -- houses many memories and sometimes.
As many secrets so a lot of sensitivity you're right -- gotten -- to be going forward and are able brave new world -- that important stuff all right daisy Johnson -- great pleasure to.