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What happens to your online life after you die?

Have you thought about your ?

Our digital lives seem to know no bounds with every aspect of the way we live today having a virtual dimension should we choose it.

Financial are held and accessed online, accounts record our personal journeys through life and we relax listening to music downloaded or looking at photographs held digitally.

But after death who would have the complicated job of identifying and sorting out your intangible assets? If you bury your head in virtual sand and ignore the fact you have a digital life, in the real world it could cause chaos when you die. So the key advice is plan ahead ….

Your digital afterlife

Dr Wendy Moncur of the University of Dundee talks about her research carried out in association with the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath.

Protecting your legacy

1. Make a will

In a will you can name executors who will be in charge of sorting out your estate when you die – including your digital assets.

Would you send a message after your death?



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