What will happen to your online life after you die?
Learn how to tie up those digital loose ends
If you have a Facebook or Instagram account, store photographs on your computer or iPad, have a blog, use email, or any social media accounts and apps, you need to think about what happens to them when you pass away.
Do you want others to have access to your emails? Do you want to share your photo collection with a family member or a friend? Do you want your Facebook page to stay as a memorial to you, or would you want it taken down? Knowing what to do with each of these digital assets can be tricky but like any asset you need to think about how they will be dealt with when you pass away and how you can ensure your wishes are fulfilled.
Guide to social media afterlife
Palliative Care Australia's helpful booklet Guide to a social media afterlife gives specific guidance on how to download your data from social media platforms and deactivate accounts.
Digital Assets Webinar
In this free webinar, Natalie Darcy, Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates Law, with NSW Trustee & Guardian talks through all the issues and provides practical advice about what you can do. Natalie also shares other things you may want to consider when making or updating your Will – including some interesting real life stories.