Email, social networks and online accounts for everything from banking to music all hold value. Digital assets include life stories told through social networks and photos, songs, blogs, musings and notes stored online. An entrepreneur’s business plans or registered domain names can be worth millions of dollars. All of these assets need to be protected, and companies and individuals should take steps to preserve access to these records and items of value, especially after a person’s death. Individuals can address the issue through estate planning. Businesses need a more detailed approach.
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