Summary: From email accounts to music and photographic collections and social networking profiles, many individuals now have a Digital Estate, perhaps without even realising it. Unlike physical assets of sentimental or monetary value, it is easy to overlook what happens to your Digital Estate when you die. Unfortunately the law in this area is underdeveloped. Therefore if you do not make plans, the access your loved ones have to parts of your Digital Estate is often dependent on the individual policy of the company which holds the relevant information. Richard Monkcom, head of Druces’ Private Client team, examines the issues in our briefing note below

Relevant to: Persons who store information and data electronically or have an online presence

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