Who Gets Ownership of Your Digital Life When You Die?

BY News Desk  March 13, 2013 at 4:49 PM EDT

It’s clear our lives have changed as a result of the technological revolution. What’s not clear is what happens to our digital lives when we die. Five states currently have laws that govern digital assets, but they vary widely.

Monday on NewsHour, Naomi Cahn of The George Washington University School of Law and Evan Carroll, co-author of “Your Digital Afterlife,” spoke with Jeffrey Brown about the legal and ethical questions regarding who gets access to a loved one’s digital life after they’ve died. You can watch that segment below:

Cahn and Carroll will joined us for a live chat Friday. You can watch the archived conversation below.