What’s in Your Will about Your Digital Assets?


Pew Research has reported that since 2002 about 92% of adults in the US use email everyday but how many people include in their wills what happens to the email and Social Media accounts? The answer is – not many.

Dallas lawyer Ira Silverman, who specializes in wills, trusts and probate, offers this advice:

  • Include language in your will to authorize access to and to transfer ownership of all your digital assets, data, media and information.
  • Also, keep a list of all such information for your survivors — and include applicable passwords for — social media, email accounts… any site where you have to log in with a user ID and password."

To read more about these issues please read my May column in eCommerce Times entitled “Where Your Social Media Accounts Go When You Die?

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