- Identify your “digital assets”. What online accounts and information do you have stored online. Which ones are important to you or your family and friends?
- What do you want to happen to each of these assets after your death?
- Email: Should anyone have access to your email after your death? Do you want your email contacts notified of your death?
- Social media sites: Do you want someone to notify your online friends of your death? Do you want your profile removed?
- Other online sites: Do you have photos or other personal information stored online that are not accessible anywhere else? What do you want to happen to these?
- If you want your accounts to be accessible after your death, you might consider recording your details (passwords, login, location) in a safe place. Note that providers of some services such as internet banking do not permit you to record some details. Check the wording of the agreements you have.
Wednesday 9 February 2011
Til death do us part
Not grim but sensible - the New Zealand Law Society has put out advice and a checklist for looking after your web accounts and presences after your death: