Digital Assets

Reviewing your Will periodically and taking steps to protect your digital assets are important for several reasons:

1. Changing circumstances:

Life is dynamic, and your circumstances and preferences may change over time. Reviewing your will allows you to make any necessary updates to ensure it accurately reflects your current wishes. This includes adding or modifying provisions related to your digital assets, which may have evolved since the last revision.

2. Evolving digital landscape:

The digital world is constantly evolving, and new platforms, technologies, and assets emerge regularly. By reviewing your will, you can identify any new digital assets that should be included and ensure that existing assets are adequately protected. This helps to minimize the risk of overlooking valuable or sentimental digital assets.

3. Keeping up with legal requirements:

Laws regarding digital assets and estate planning are still developing in many jurisdictions. By reviewing your will, you can stay informed about any legal changes that may affect the management and distribution of your digital assets. This knowledge allows you to update your will accordingly and ensure compliance with the latest legal requirements.

4. Ensuring digital asset access:

Unlike physical assets, digital assets often require usernames, passwords, encryption keys, or other access credentials. Without proper documentation, your loved ones may struggle to access and manage your digital assets after you’re gone. By reviewing your will, you can ensure that you have provided clear instructions on how to access and handle your digital assets, thereby avoiding unnecessary complications.

5. Protecting privacy and security:

Digital assets often contain sensitive information. By reviewing your will, you can address privacy concerns associated with your digital assets. For example, you may want to specify whether certain accounts should be closed, deleted, or passed on to someone you trust. Taking steps to protect your digital assets can help safeguard your personal information and minimize the risk of unauthorised access or misuse.

Please contact the team at Guardian Solicitors, our team specialise in estate planning and can provide valuable guidance and ensure that your will adequately protects your digital assets. You can email us at or call us on 0203 301 6600.