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What is Digital Death?

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October 21, 2019 · 3 Min Read

Digital Death, My Data, Digital Estate Planning

Have you heard the term Digital Death? It is a relatively new concept in our society that is making us think about what happens to our digital information and assets after we die. As an ever-increasing amount of our time is spent on our devices and online, we are constantly adding to our digital footprint. Take a moment to think about all that you do on your phone, tablet or computer. Online banking, shopping, photos and conversations are some common examples of what most of us have in our digital inventory. For better or worse, all of these things will outlive us unless we make a plan for our digital life after death.

What is Digital Death?

Digital Death is the process of planning and taking action to control what happens to your digital information, as well as controlling who will receive the information, documents, photos and account passwords when you pass.

What Happens to My Data When I Die?

To learn more about what happens to your data when you die, read more on our blog post.

How can I plan for my Digital Death?

Final Security's services provide you with the tools you need to properly plan your estate and control your digital information and assets upon your digital death.

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Estate Plan

What do you want your digital legacy to be? Make a plan for your digital life after death using Final Security.

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Info Vault

Final Security's Info Vault is a place where you can store your digital information:

  • Store your usernames and passwords to any service (you can also store files and notes with each entry).
  • Store your photos: save a single, memorable photo or a collection you'd like to pass on.
  • Store your documents, such as a will, or a collection of information your beneficiaries will need.

Your Info Vault creates an efficient, organized and central place for your beneficiary to find all your important information after your passing.

Device Cleaning

With Final Security's Device Cleaning service, you can have that peace of mind that your registered devices will be remotely wiped upon the confirmation of your passing. Our service will ensure that your sensitive and private information will not be seen by anyone but you. We will protect not only your legacy, but provide protection to your family and friends by making sure your private information does not get into the wrong hands.

Social Media Cleaning

Social Clean is Final Security's service that allows you to know that your online accounts do not live on the web forever. Not only does this service protect your legacy and information, it also protects your family and friends. Bad actors are looking to capitalize on the window of time where your death may not be publicly known or officially recognized. In this window of time, your family and friends could fall victim to a scam that looks like it is coming from your account.

Digital Estate Risk Assessment Calculator

According to AARP, it can take six months for financial institutions, credit-reporting bureaus and the Social Security Administration to receive, share or register death records. When you consider that timeframe and that cybercrime is now more profitable than the global illegal drug trade, your digital estate is the perfect target for criminals. We need to protect and organize our digital lives in preparation of our digital death.

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Your privacy, safety and security is our top priority and at the core of everything we do. Your data is encrypted and protected at every level. From typing on your computer, through the Internet and into our application and servers.

Learn more about how we secure your data.

Digital Estate Planning, Final Security is HIPAA Compliant
Digital Estate Planning, Final Security uses SSL to encrypt in transit
Digital Estate Planning, Final Security used two factor authentication
Digital Estate Planning, Final Security encrypts your data at every level

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