ULC Approves Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

At its annual meeting in Seattle the Uniform Laws Commission approved the work of its Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets committee on July 16th.

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What Happens to Your Online Presence When You Die? [Infographic]

Here’s a great infographic from WebpageFX that shows what happens to popular online accounts when you die.

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What happens to your LinkedIn account when you die?

LinkedIn offers the ability to close the account and remove the profile of a deceased user. In their Help Center, they offer this explanation: Unfortunately, there may be a time when you come across the profile of a colleague, classmate, or loved one who has passed away. If this happens, we can close that person’s account and remove their profile on your behalf.

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93 Percent of Americans Unaware or Misinformed About Digital Assets

A CBS News Poll, conducted by telephone from April 16-20, 2014 among 1,017 adults nationwide, concluded that 40 percent of Americans sampled had created a will. Not surprisingly, age plays a factor. Among those 18-49 years of age only 22 percent have a will, rising to 62 percent for those 50 and older. By comparison, A Harris Poll from March 2013 doesn’t indicate much change, finding that 39% of Americans had a will.

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Giving Up Control Helps People Enjoy Large Photo Collections

New research from Carnegie Mellon University and Microsoft Research reveals that in a world of ubiquitous access to massive personal photo collections, we may enjoy them more if we give up control and exercise patience.

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