Keep your digital memories in the family

Keep your digital memories in the family

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Dealing with someone’s digital legacy is becoming increasingly important
Dealing with someone’s digital legacy is becoming increasingly important

Families are so desperate to unlock the iPads or smartphones of their deceased loved ones that they are going to undertakers to ask whether they can place their late relative’s thumb on the ID touch pad, according to family solicitors. (This does not work, by the way, the software can apparently tell if you are dead).

How to access and deal with someone’s digital legacy is becoming as great a concern as how to divide up their house and bank accounts. The terms and conditions from technology companies such as Facebook and Apple are so strict, they make it almost impossible to access your loved ones’ private accounts once they are no longer around to authorise access.

“While most digital assets are not of monetary…

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