Digital property (or digital assets) can be understood as any information about you or created by you that exists in digital form, either online or on an electronic storage device, including the information necessary to access the digital asset. All of your digital property comprises what is known as your digital estate.
What Is Digital Property?
For the purposes of digital estate planning, digital property can be broken down into three main categories:
Personal digital property
Personal digital property with monetary value
Digital business property
Personal Digital Property
Personal digital property includes:
Computing hardware, such as computers, external hard drives or flash drives, tablets, smartphones, digital music players, e-readers, digital cameras, and other digital devices
Any information or data that is stored electronically, whether stored online, in the cloud, or on a physical device
Any online accounts, such as email and communications accounts, social media accounts, shopping accounts, photo and video sharing accounts, video gaming accounts, online storage accounts, and websites and blogs that you may manage
Intellectual property, including copyrighted materials, trademarks, and any code you may have written and own