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Digital Legacy

The more digital life impinges on our real lives, the more important it is to deal with what remains on the internet when we die: profiles on social networks, information stored on cloud services, professional and private online contacts. Accessing the digital legacy can be a problem for relatives of the deceased.

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Hardly any users of social media and other internet platforms are prepared for what happens with their online profiles when they die. In fact, a number of companies already offer help in administering digital assets: passwords are stored and can be suspended for surviving relatives. It's also possible to formulate online messages for them that can be delivered after death.