got privacy? Musings on the state of Privacy in a connected world.
Does someone's right to privacy end once they are dead? In the US, we do not have a constitutional right to privacy in the same way that Europeans do (yet!), but explicit provisions in HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountabilty Act) maintain that information about an indivudual should be maintained as private after their death, but other regulations such as the Freedom of Information Act may conflict in certain situations, in addition to free speech rights guaranteed under the First Amendment.
In the EU, the right to personal privacy explicitly survives death
Some interesting links around this subject can be found at:Is there privacy after death?Privacy after death debated.
Some more thoughts on this topic from Rebecca Herold (@privacyprof)
who had written a couple of thought pieces around this topic here