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ALL THE LATEST NEWS, VIEWS AND STORIES FROM AROUND YOUR LOCAL AREA:JANUARY/FEBRUARY


THE WONDERFUL AND COMPUTERS


WORLD OF DIGITAL


My father- in-law, Peter, died suddenly in November. It was a shocking and emotional time for all the family, however he left his affairs in good, well-documented order. The necessary administration following his death has been uncomplicated, from accessing his phone and iPad and computer, to dealing with things like banking, household bills and so on. It’s made me reflect on my digital life however and I thought I would share some information which you might find useful:


Our 21st century lives see us create a digital life that is social, financial and personal. It ranges from things like Facebook and LinkedIn through to PayPal and online banking.


I am on Facebook and have friends spread across the World, but should something happen to me, how would they know? Well, with Facebook you can add a legacy contact to your account, someone who can gain control of your account and memorialise or delete it in the event of your death and it’s very straightforward to do.


Google has a sympathetically named ‘Inactive Account Manager’ Tool where you can set up what should happen to all your Google Accounts in the event of your demise. Again, it’s not a complicated thing to do.


When it comes to bank and building society accounts, PayPal, Savings etc. though, it can be a painful process trying to track them down. I have several PayPal accounts for business and personal use but how would they be dealt with after I’m gone if no one knows about them and I don’t keep a record of their existence?


I recommend that you consider how to secure your digital life and pass the keys onto someone you trust. You can put together and store a document yourself with the basic information that can be accessed following your death or you can look at something like https://ifidie.org/ where you can arrange for an email to be sent to your spouse/best mate/the executors of your will that tells them (this is just an example!) that your computer password is written in the garage on the wall behind the Saab Poster and everything else they will need is in the folder called ‘I’m out of here’ on the D Drive of your computer. How does it know to send it? Well, the site periodically checks in with you via email and requires a response from you to let them know you are still alive and well.


Whatever your method, do consider your digital legacy. I have no intention of going anywhere but I am making sure tidying up my digital life won’t cause my loved ones a problem.


If you need help with the digital things in your life do get in touch!


David Jeffries 016973 61066 • dj@ministryofdoing.co.uk Solving People’s Digital Problems


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