No one lives forever although your online presence could linger. Think about establishing an account that allows trusted individuals to deal with your digital existence.
AssetLock – Would your family know the details of your life in case something happened to you? How would they access your email and online accounts? Who would know to take care of all the things you were responsible for? Taxes? Insurance? Where is the will or trust? Where is the key to the safe deposit box? What is the combination to your gym locker?
Deathswitch – Imagine that you die with computer passwords in your head, leaving co-workers without access to critical files. Imagine your loved ones cannot find your bank accounts, or that you die with a secret that you longed to reveal during your lifetime. A deathswitch is an automated system that prompts you for your password on a regular basis to make sure you are still alive. When you do not enter your password for some period of time, the system prompts you again several times. With no reply, the system deduces you are dead or critically disabled, and your pre-scripted messages are automatically emailed to those named by you.
Legacy Locker – Your will (or estate or trust) protects your car, your house, your retirement account, and all your other assets for you. It ensures these valuables make their way to your spouse, siblings, children, or other loved ones. But what happens to all the information you’ve stored on the Internet, from your email address(es) to your PayPal account to your Facebook profile?