Estate planningWhat happens to our online accounts after we die? Tech companies are addressing just this by adding features known as legacy contacts. Before utilizing legacy settings on your various accounts, it is important to consider who you trust and want to be in charge of your digital legacy, in addition to other factors like what data you want to give them access to. 

There is no industry standard on how to approach legacy contacts and each company has taken a slightly different approach. For more information and how-to guides:

See Heather Kelly, “How to set up Legacy Contacts for your Online Accounts”, The Washington Post, May 20, 2022.

Special thanks to Naomi Cahn (Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, George Washington University School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.