Meeting STEP in London

Meeting STEP in London

Photo by O-seop Sim on Pexels.com The Hilton London Bankside hotel was the venue for a conference that I attended this week organised by STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners). The hotel is near to the Shard and the Tate Modern, but more appealing to me to...
Facebook Memories

Facebook Memories

It was the evening of 6th November 2019, whilst sipping a glass of red wine, I experienced a digital encounter with my dead cousin. Facebook’s memory feature reminds you of the posts that you made on the corresponding day of the year. If like me, you have been...
Identity Theft

Identity Theft

Stealing the identity of a dead person is sometimes referred to as “ghosting”. It is important that social media accounts are either memorialised or closed when someone dies. Identify theft is a huge problem for all of us.  Your identity is a valuable asset, and can...
All The Ghosts in the Machine – Audio Book Review

All The Ghosts in the Machine – Audio Book Review

I like to listen to audio books in my bath, and as I had plenty of time to relax this morning due to it being Bank Holiday Monday in England, I indulged in the pleasure of a scented bath bomb and a sticky face pack. My choice of audio book this morning was All the...
Secrets

Secrets

Can you keep a secret? Where do you keep them? In a secret place of course! Throughout my research into digital bereavement issues, secrets are becoming a large problem for law companies dealing with estates of people who have died. When opening any online account, a...
Intellectual Digital Legacy

Intellectual Digital Legacy

Digital Legacy can be divided into four categories: emotional, financial, social and intellectual.  A really good example of an intellectual digital legacy came to my attention when I read that Rob Wilkins, an assistant of the late author Terry Pratchett, destroyed...

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