What Happens to Your Online Accounts After You Die?

May 14, 2013

The average person has a dozen online accounts such as email, banking, and Facebook. What happens to those accounts and the information in them once you die? What about the personal information, pictures, and passwords stored on the iPhone you traded in - do you trust that the store really wiped it clean before selling it? Mindy Todd talks about creating a digital estate plan, how to access accounts if a deceased family member hasn’t made a plan, and how to ensure devices like phones, tablets and computers are free of personal data before they leave your hands. Guests are Bob Mauterstock, expert in long term care planning, mediation and eldercare, and C.M. Boots-Faubert, Cape Cod Times tech columnist.