Electronic Devices and Your Digital Footprint
Technology is constantly evolving, and for most, our electronic gadgets and digital world keeps growing. Many people don’t consider the importance of how they’d like their digital estate to be handled upon their passing. Creating a digital estate plan can help your loved ones immensely as it can offer clear instructions on what should be done with digital files, online accounts, your devices, etc. The first step is to name a Digital Executor, who will take care of your digital footprint, per your wishes.
The attached PDF will help walk you through the information you’ll want to leave your Digital Executor to ensure your digital life is handled properly, from closing accounts, downloading or deleting any files or photos, to managing your social media presence, etc. It will help ensure you include instructions for any type of online accounts you might have, along with specific instructions for each one. You don’t have to give all of this information to your Digital Executor prior to your passing either. Just ensure the person you name is aware they are to act as your Digital Executor and let them know where to find your checklist.