The definition is constantly changing, but generally includes any electronic data and documents, user accounts for devices or online services, virtual or digital currency such as Bitcoin or even frequent flyer miles, domain names for websites you own, and any intellectual property rights you hold.
While it's important to protect your digital assets from fraud and invasions of privacy, it's also important to ensure that your family or fiduciary can access them after you pass. Achieving both of these goals can be challenging, especially given the murky legal and regulatory terrain surrounding these relatively new types of assets.
Failing to plan ahead not only creates more work for your fiduciary, it also increases the risk of your assets going missing or degrading to a point where they can't be accessed at all. Additionally, the longer it takes your fiduciary to gain access and control of your assets, the more opportunity there is for identity theft or other breaches of cybersecurity.
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