People should leave clear instructions about what should happen to their social media, computer games and other online accounts after their death, according to the Law Society.

Having a list of all your online accounts, such as email, banking, investments and social networking sites will make it easier for family members to piece together your digital legacy and adhere to your wishes. Not making your digital legacy clear could mean important or sentimental material – such as photographs on social networks – is never recovered.

The Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme Protocol recommends completion and maintenance of a personal assets log, including digital assets, and consideration of how to ensure that those dealing with the estate will be able to access these assets.

Law Society press release

WIQS website