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Digital wills: How to log out permanently?

With more Indians having a significant online presence, it is high time that the law is changed to include digital wills

October 31, 2011 / 10:50 AM IST

By Nilofer D'Souza/Forbes India


With more Indians having a significant online presence, it is high time that the law is changed to include digital wills

Gautam John, 32, is well prepared. On the professional front, he has done well. He dabbled in professions like law and even tried his hand at business, but stumbled onto Pratham Books and Akshara Foundation, where he works for the new projects division. On the personal front, he is all set to get married in January next year. And five years ago, he prepared himself for something else: Death.

He created a digital file that contains all his logins and passwords to all his online identities and accounts. He considers this his digital will and has given access to one trusted advisor.

first published: Oct 31, 2011 10:35 am

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