Great to see Digital Legacy featuring in the Metro this week. The article highlights that whilst a recent YouGov survey found that only seven per cent of people want their social media accounts to remain online after they die, a study by the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) estimates that by the year 2100 there will be 4.9 billion dead users on Facebook.
As we become increasingly digital, a platform like Digital Legacy offers a secure central location which enables you to easily manage your assets and accounts. It is designed to help your executors on your death to manage your estate as easily, as quickly and as cost effectively as possible.
In May, national law firm Ashfords (digital-legacy.co.uk) launched an online space for clients to upload their digital assets. These are then passed on to the executors, who can identify what they need to deal with. ‘We started working on the platform in 2017 because, as our lives become increasingly digital, the bundle of paperwork the relatives of the deceased would bring us is falling away,’ says partner Michael Alden.