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What are examples of ISPS that provide an online tool for post-death access?

  • Facebook’s Legacy Contact.  Facebook permits the legacy contact to write a pinned post for the decedent’s profile, respond to new friend requests, update the profile picture, and download an archived copy of what the decedent posted on Facebook.  To access more, such as messages, the decedent would need to have specified in a will or trust.
  • Google’s Inactive Account Manager.  Google permits a user to name an individual to have access to his or her Google account information, with the option to close the account and/or obtain data from the account (including Gmail, Google Photos, YouTube, Google+, Google Drive, etc.) with a court order.