What happens to your online accounts when you die?

 

 

LawsCatchingup

After Yahoo Japan, now IBN live is asking this question in an article posted today.You can find more details of the article here.

The article talks about the Uniform Law Commission as well.It’s nice to see that laws are catching up now. However, dealing with digital assets is much more complex than dealing with physical assets. Giving all the assets to legal heir is not a complete solution. Prior to the development of PlannedDeparture.com, when I was researching this topic, I met someone who lost her Brother. She converted his facebook page in the memorial page but was living in the constant dilemma – as she wasn’t sure if her brother would have approved it or not. One main thing – instructions on how his facebook page should be handled was missing.

Another issue is what’s relevant for whom? Personally, I wouldn’t want every asset to go to my legal heir. They wouldn’t have any clue on what needs to be done. Control should be in the hands of user. They should be able to specify who gets what along with the instructions on what needs to be done.

PlannedDeparture gives control back to the user. Why not sign up today to find out more.

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http://www.bangkokpost.com/

http://www.zoerace.com/awardsresults.html

http://away-together.com/2009/11/18/981/

 

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