Have you made an inventory of your digital property? Or will your loved ones be left to search for your things? How will they gain access? These are important questions as I discussed with a reporter for the Fairfax Times and the Gazette. … [Read more...] about Digital Property Inventory
Digital Property & How to Get Rid of It
I’ve written lately about the importance of planning for your digital property in case of your incapacity or death. I’ve also encouraged you to make an inventory of digital property so the person caring for you or managing your estate knows what you have, where it is, and how to access it. Now my digital housekeeping moves on to clearing out things. If you have accounts and … [Read more...] about Digital Property & How to Get Rid of It
If you are reading this, you are likely the owner of digital property. Digital property is very broad - e-mail, texts, social media posts, online accounts, videos, passwords and IDs to access sites, your data on shopping, financial and other sites, electronic documents, online backups, photo collections, and more. In this article, I and my co-authors, Sharon Nelson and John … [Read more...] about Digital Property
What happens to my Google Accounts when I die or if I can’t access them?
Ask and it will be given to you, says the Bible. Users must have asked enough as Google has provided an answer. Now you can decide how your Google Accounts are to be handled if you’ve left them inactive for any reason. Maybe you no longer use Picasa to store your photos. Or perhaps you’ve gotten very ill or are incapacitated. There’s also the inevitability of death … [Read more...] about What happens to my Google Accounts when I die or if I can’t access them?