The majority of us will take measures to ensure the safeguarding of our assets following our death. Most of us will write Wills or set up Trusts, to ensure that our property and possessions are passed onto our loved ones- but have you ever thought about what will happen to your online data?
A recent poll, carried out in January of this year, found that most adults have concerns regarding their online data. 71% (of 1,012 adults surveyed) stated that they wanted their online communications to remain private unless they gave prior consent. However, 43% stated that they wanted their private accounts to be deleted following their death, unless they had given prior consent for someone else to access them.