What is a digital legacy?

A digital legacy is the digital information that is available about someone following their death. Someone’s digital legacy is often formed by information that that they leave online. This may include any website or blog listings about the person, their social media profiles, photos, videos, gaming profiles and interactions they have had online.

Someone’s digital legacy can also be informed by information that is created or co-created by others. This may include interactions that have occurred on someone’s Facebook wall.


  • What are digital assets?


Digital assets are possessions that are purchased, stored or available on digital devices or online services. These may include photos, videos, music, websites, blogs and eBooks.