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Introduction

The human race is living more and more of its daily life online. From social media accounts to banking, we amass digital assets and a digital presence that don't just disappear when we die. What happens to all of it? And how does it affect the people we leave behind? In this series, we explore those questions, and the legal and ethical concerns they raise.

Planning for Death In a Digital World

From bank accounts to bitcoin, your digital assets don't just disappear after you die. Companies have been slow to implement policies to handle what you leave behind according to your wishes. Learn about steps you can take to ensure those assets are protected and why that's important.
 

 

Grieving In a Digital World

Your social media accounts are likely loaded with photos, videos and writing you've added over the years. If you die, your friends and loved ones can still access it. What effect does that have on those you leave behind? How does it help or hurt their grieving process?