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A leading legal firm has urged people to ensure information they store online can be accessed by their families after they die.
Some families do not even know online bank accounts exist, leaving executors and lawyers to do detective work with the potential for beneficiaries to be out of pocket. Do you maintain an online presence in the form of a memorial, or exercise the right to be forgotten?
“I think, generally speaking, just making people aware of what you would want to happen whether you want to have things memorialised or whether you want to have posts going out after your death is really useful to know.
A few years ago Ms did not deal with any cases involving online assets and digital legacies-now there are many.
She expects this area of law to grow further as people increasingly live their lives online.