Digital Life After Death What You Need to Know

By: Brian K. Daly
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

For times immemorial people have discussed life after death with very few answers. But now they are trying to understand digital life after death and planning for it. Our personal lives are so inextricably woven into the internet that we unknowingly create digital assets. Let look at the different types of digital assets and what we need to know about them.

  • Sample Of Digital Assets
  • Social media accounts
  • Email accounts
  • Digital conversations through Skype, WhatsApp
  • Online bank accounts
  • Payment apps
  • Google /Apple accounts
  • E-trading
  • Information stored in Cloud
  • Online shopping

Your digital presence through these ever-expanding channels is also expanding your digital assets. It is necessary that you keep a register of these assets with a clear note of their location. This will save your family any hassles in dealing with issues related to these assets after your death.

Understand The Terms of Digital Presence

Digital presence is associated with passwords, privacy policy, and other terms and conditions. Have you ever tried to understand their implications? A lot of free and licensed download of books and music are your digital assets but may be non-transferable after death. Your online bank accounts and many other online investments will not be easily accessible to your heirs unless they know the details. These are the issues you need to look at.

Memorizing Digital Content

You must remember that access to your digital accounts gets automatically closed but would remain available to the owners of social media and can be open to misuse. It is of utmost importance to leave instructions about handling your digital assets. You can open a digital vault where you can safely keep all this information and let the family know the master password. However, the best thing is good old physical records.

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