Faculty Publications

Title

Forgetting Digital Assets Like Facebook Can Create Lawsuits After Your Death

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-10-2015

Abstract

What electronic media did you use today? Did you log into Facebook? Check your personal e-mail? Post on Instagram? Write a blog? Take an online order for your business? Play a video game? All of these actions involve your digital assets and help create your digital footprint. For a minute think about the different online accounts you use. All of these are digital assets and they could be misused to create serious issues for your family members or heirs after your death.