Media Coverage for Planned Departure
blakemorgan article

Digital assets in an Estate

After a death, the personal representatives (‘PRs’) of a person who has died have responsibilities to collect the assets of that person. Section 25 of the Administration of Estates Act 1925 states that the PRs must ‘collect and get in the real and personal estate of the deceased and administer it according to law’... Read more

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forbes article

What Happens To Your Data When You Die?

Benjamin Frankly allegedly once said, ‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.’

It's a sad but simple fact you will die one day. Treasured items, family heirlooms and sentimental objects will be passed on or handed down, and the remainder of your worldly possessions will likely be donated to a charity... Read more

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yourstory article

‘Once I am gone, why would I care about my Facebook account?’ How Planned Departure is dealing with the question of death in digital times

‘ Our vision is to empower people by giving them control of their digital life and digital legacy,’ says Anand Ramdeo of his startup Planned Departure, ‘Based on our research and personal experience, we know that how important it would be for people to get access to the right information at the right time.’ Read more

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legalfuture article

Artful engagement

Engagement ‐ something which brands talk about, consumers want more of and now lawyers are striving to achieve.

However, as most law firms will acknowledge, somewhere between will writing and probate, there is a raft of opportunities when clients require legal advice, yet there is frequently a real disconnect from one such occurrence to the next...... Read more

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Inc article

The Morbid New Way to Keep Your Social Media Presence Alive After You Die

A U.K. startup is helping entrepreneurs leave behind their Twitter followers and other digital assets to their loved ones or their companies...... Read more

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springwise article

The dead can now pass on Bitcoin and Twitter followers in their will

UK startup Planned Departure helps protect digital legacies, securely storing digital currencies and online assets for loved ones or nonprofits named in the will....... Read more

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londonbusiness article

No one-size-fits-all for our growing digital footprints

These days, an organisation's reputation capital includes, to a large extent, their digital footprint. Not something many of us would have anticipated a mere decade ago writes Anand Ramdeo...... Read more

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lawskills article

Safeguarding our digital legacy

It is that time of the year, yet again, when we give serious thought to present-giving.

That and who to invite to join in the festivities of course! There will always be those people you want to give a gift to but that either seem to already have everything or are particularly hard to pick for..... Read more

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growthbusiness article

Why SMEs need to think about continuity planning

In your organisation you are expected to be all things to all people: to provide your employees with the resources they need when they need them, to meet their career development expectations and to have your finger constantly on the pulse, 24/365.

Even though there are a hundred and one things you have to concentrate on, you're on top of everything. The sheer buzz of running your own business just doesn't fade..... Read more

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startup article

How to protect your digital footprint

It was not that long ago that start-ups were concerned with their carbon footprint.

Nowadays it is their digital footprint which is of greater concern, or certainly which needs to be.

Whilst digital has given us speed of access and communication... Read more

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realbusiness article

You need to measure your digital assets

Five years ago, Jeremiah Owyang, a strategist with Forrester, left the company for pastures new.While this in itself was not unusual, Owyang's departure turned out to be quite a loss for Forrester, much more so than it would have been say three years previously, when social media had not yet quite exploded and less so then than it would be now in 2014.... Read more

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bdaily article

Life without Facebook or Twitter by Anand Ramdeo of Planned Departure

No one would deny that social media has created the biggest social shift since the industrial revolution. The two biggest game-changers to date have been Facebook and Twitter both of which started life in slightly different versions to their now well-known platforms.... Read more

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londoneconomic article

The changing reality of what we leave behind

Only a decade ago most of us would never have even considered that our digital lives would eventually have real financial, not to mention emotional value. Yet recent research by PwC revealed that the sum of unclaimed digital assets in the UK amounts to £29 billion..... Read more

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economictimes article

Clear rules needed for managing digital afterlife

Just this week, the US state of Delaware passed a landmark law giving heirs the rights to the digital legacy of the deceased. In India, too, the issue is finding resonance because the country is home to a large internet user base ‐ about 250 million‐that is creating and sharing digital content on a scale never seen before. .... Read more

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yahoofinanace article

Planned Departure Now Allows Users to Will Their Digital Assets to Charities

Just this week, the US state of Delaware passed a landmark law giving heirs the rights to the digital legacy of the deceased. In India, too, the issue is finding resonance because the country is home to a large internet user base ‐ about 250 million‐that is creating and sharing digital content on a scale never seen before. .... Read more

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cincinnati article

What happens to your digital life after you die?

Just this week, the US state of Delaware passed a landmark law giving heirs the rights to the digital legacy of the deceased. In India, too, the issue is finding resonance because the country is home to a large internet user base ‐ about 250 million‐that is creating and sharing digital content on a scale never seen before.... Read more

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dailynews article

Government advises Americans to create ‘social media will’ to handle Facebook, Twitter, email accounts after death

If you haven't thought about what will happen to your Facebook account when you die, the government suggests you get started.

Creating a ‘social media will‘ is now one of the government's official personal finance recommendations, listed on USA.gov along with advice on home ownership and money management..... Read more

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scl article

SCL- The IT Community Blog

You can't take it with you - will my digital assets disappear in a puff of smoke? I offer a depressing musical journey and a plea for enlightenment.

A recent press release from Rothera Dowson solicitors, detailing probate solicitor Jayne Smith's sensible advice about the need to protect digital assets, has driven me down a morbid path. And finding the information I wanted was so tricky that I found myself proceeding along the information superhighway at a frustratingly funereal pace..... Read more

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