Law Society

“People should leave clear instructions about what should happen to their social media, computer games and other online accounts after their death, according to the law society “– The Law Society (UK)

If you have social media profiles set up online, you should create a statement of how you would like your online identity to be handled. Just like a traditional will helps your survivors handle your physical belongings, a social media will spells out how you want your online identity to be handled”. – USA Government 

 

Digital Will (Guide)

Both the USA government and the UK Law Society agree that we should make plans for our ‘=digital assets by writing a digital will. By doing so we can help make our passing easier on those left behind from both emotional and financial reasons.

McAfee released a survey that found global consumers placed an average value of more than $37,000 on their digital assets (the value was even higher in the U.S. at nearly $55,000). The Digital Legacy Association also found that the perceived value society places on their loved one’s digital legacy is increasing year on year.

Digital Death Survey - Digital Will

 

Each online service (like Facebook, Amazon, eBay etc) have their own ‘terms of service’ (TOS). The TOS for each platform differs due to the differing services they each provide. It is important for all of us to understand the TOS for each platform that we use and document what our wishes are for each platform.

 

MyWishes free Digital Will platform

We have developed a free Digital Will creation tool. It is simply to use and helps our users document what they would like to happen to each of their accounts.

To use MyWishes free Digital Will feature for free register and we will help you to safeguard your wishes and preferences.

 

What happens if I do not leave a digital will?

Most people have not made plans for their digital estate. If your wishes are not documented photos, videos and other items of sentimental value might be lost. Of you have online only bank accounts, cryptocurrency, business assets, purchased media, a website and other items of a monitory value these may deleted, withheld and not made available to those you care about.