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How To Keep Social Media Accounts From 'Living On' Long After You


November 17, 2016

WFMY News - Have you ever thought of what will happen to your social media and e-mail accounts when you die? As it turns out, getting them to go away may not be as easy as you think.

According to Texas Tech law professor Gerry Beyer, only 20 states now allow someone to gain legal access to your social media passwords, but only after they first get a will, power of attorney, trust, court order or guardianship granting permission.

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