It is difficult to count how many websites I have signed up to in the last few years, many of which now seem to hold countless details of mine, from addresses to credit card details, photos and music.

My photos are saved and backed up automatically and I m able to buy things online or in a shop without even taking my wallet out of my pocket.

The laws surrounding my digital legacy in the event of my death are, however, far less developed.

I say less developed and that is perhaps unfair.

When I meet with clients to discuss their wills, more often than not their principal objective is to ensure their tangible assets are passed on to their loved ones.

The Internet is no longer in its infancy, but it and all of the services collecting or holding my data are less than a generation old.

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