Boston Herald – Supreme Court Won’t Rule on Deceased’s Emails
“The U.S. Supreme Court missed an important opportunity to clarify the privacy rights of Americans over their data when they die,” Carl Szabo, vice president and general counsel at NetChoice, said in a statement.”
NetChoice, a trade association with high-powered members like Facebook and Google, sided with Yahoo in its fight to prevent the release of a dead person’s emails.
“Massachusetts made the wrong decision last year in obligating Yahoo to disclose private data to those managing the estate of Ajemian,” Szabo said. “Unfortunately, without legislation, the state’s residents will see privacy protections disappear when they pass away.”