- naming a digital heir
- keeping important records where they can be found
- contacting people about your death.
They may need to access your inbox (or contacts list) to let your friends know that you've died. If the email account is a free one then this may have to happen urgently before the account is deleted.
smh.com.au/.../what-happens-to-your-emails-when-you-die Keeping important records where they can be found in case of your mental decline or after you are gone.
That once meant storing papers in a safe or a file cabinet at home, in a safe-deposit box or with a trusted adviser. Even if the record keeping was spotty, there was a paper trail, starting with bills and statements that showed up in the mail.
But that trail has become harder to follow as more people manage their finances online.
nytimes.com/../your-money/estate-planning/ Things are changing, Facebook is contemplating the problems.
The new option for posthumous care of a Facebook account highlights an important issue of what happens to your digital possessions and persona when you die.