Digital legacy

We all have a digital footprint – this can include photographs, social media posts, blogs, music downloads and email. But do you know what will happen to all of these assets when you die?

“People should leave clear instructions about what should happen to their social media, computer games and other online accounts after their death” – The Law Society, 2014

When someone dies, it is natural for their loved ones to turn to the social media platforms they used when they were alive to remember them. For many people, their loved one’s Facebook and Twitter accounts can act as focal points for remembrance.

As we spend more and more time online, our digital legacy is becoming increasingly important to consider.

Peace of Mind Planner

Our lives are scattered with paperwork and digital records. Do you have a plan for how to hand over life admin to a loved one after death? Do you have important wishes you’d like observed? Have you discussed what kind of funeral you would like?

We’ve created a new, FREE booklet to help you and your loved ones have important conversations and find peace of mind.

If you are unable to download the booklet or do not have access to a printer, please feel free to contact us on 01225-721480 or email We will be able to send you a physical copy by post.

Download here

Useful resources

What to do with digital accounts

Learn more here.

What to do with someone else's digital accounts

Learn more here.

Digital Legacy Association: Tips and advice

Visit Digital Legacy Association website here.

BBC Sounds: Death in a Digital World

Listen here.

Dorothy House Podcast: How to manage your digital legacy

We interviewed James Norris, founder of the Digital Legacy Association and MyWishes to help answer some of the most important questions about how to curate, protect and preserve our digital legacies. Listen here.