Who will manage your digital estate?


DigitalA recent poll found that 70% of Americans with wills had made no provision in their wills for dealing with their digital assets, such as online gaming or financial accounts, or social media accounts.

Most adults today have some sort of online presence. I personally have several social media accounts as well as conducting almost all of my banking online and communicating through two email accounts; I am likely in the majority, and have less of an online presence than some.

Getting access to digital assets can be difficult for those left behind if you have not made provision in your will. If you have digital assets – and if you’re reading this, you almost certainly do – you should ensure that you have addressed them in your will.