If a Business Owner Dies, Who Can Access the Web?

With resources scarce, firms often leave the job of managing online accounts to one person, and just as often, nobody else knows the passwords or other information for those accounts. That can be a recipe for disaster if the account holder passes away, since privacy laws and user agreements make it tough for anybody else to get access, even the next of kin or a business partner.

Wall Street Journal May 21, 2012

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