Occasionally Avvo receives inquiries from the press about current legal issues for news articles. The following questions were submitted to us by a reporter. Attorneys responding to this question may be quoted in the story, or contacted directly by the reporter.
I want to speak to a lawyer who is familiar with some of the
issues at hand regarding how digital assets are handled after a
Is it legal for a family member to break into a loved
one's computer and then gain access to their Facebook account? What
if they have power of attorney?
Can a person's request, left in a will or in some other manner, to allow someone else access to their digital assets be honored?