As it's Dying Matters Awareness Week May 9th-15th it brought to mind an article, Partner, Nicola Dalzell wrote for the blog earlier in the year about protecting your digital and online assets in preparation for when you die:-
Its quite timely that this popped up in my newsfeed about a daughter finding her mother's secret online activity after her death.
What digital footprint will you leave behind for your family and have your protected it?
Not long after my mother died in 2014, less than eight months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, my dad and I performed a ritual familiar to anyone who has lost someone they love: we went through her closet to decide what to hold on to. We kept her favorite pieces, like the cozy purple cardigan in which her scent still lingered, a few items of jewelry and her scarves. A few months later, my father gave me her laptop. I needed a new computer and was grateful to have it. But its contents – photos from trips, a draft of her thesis from divinity school, Van Morrison albums in her iTunes – kept pulling me down rabbit holes. Whenever I sat down to do some work, I’d find myself lost in her files ...