Common mistakes to avoid when planning for Digital Legacy

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Published on : 20/03/2023, By Solange

Digital heritage is a topic that continues to grow in importance as our lives move more and more online. It is therefore important to plan the post-mortem management of our digital data in order to minimize the steps for relatives and protect our personal information. While this digital legacy planning may seem complex and fraught with pitfalls at first glance, a few - good - habits can actually make your life a lot easier (especially that of your loved ones!).

 These are the common mistakes we have identified over the years, and our advice to address them:

   1. Do not designate a digital representative: just as you appoint heirs for your "physical" wealth, it is crucial to designate a person responsible for managing your digital data after your death. Without guidance, your loved ones may face many challenges in finding and managing your data online.

  2.  Do not update your online account information: it is important to update your account information (at least the main ones), not only to reflect the wishes you have for your digital data but also to ensure that your loved ones can access this information. In the absence of an update (e.g. 1x per year), they may not be able to support all or part of your digital legacy. On GrantWill, every change inside your safes is very easy and just a click away!

  3.  Don’t learn about the privacy policies of the platforms used: understanding the privacy policies of online companies helps you know how your data will be managed after your death. If you do not inquire about these policies, your heirs may face some setbacks in accessing them or managing your data online after your death. However, it is clear that this learning is tedious and often out of step with the rapid evolution of UGC. Again, using a platform that specializes in managing your digital heritage can save you valuable time by offloading this constant legal monitoring.

  4.  Ignoring potential costs: Managing digital heritage can be costly, especially because of the costs associated with searching and retrieving data. It is important to take these costs into account when planning your digital legacy, in order to avoid bad and costly overpayments for your loved ones.

With GrantWill, you can already fully delegate this management to your loved ones, or entrust it to our specialized team and to the evolution of the sector. What’s more, you know by the euro (and in your lifetime!) what it will cost you.
In conclusion, digital legacy planning can be complex, but by avoiding common mistakes you can minimize stress for your loved ones and ensure your wishes are respected.

The Challenges of Legacy 2.0: Why Planning for Your Digital Death Matters

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Published on : 03/02/2023, By Solange

The notion of digital heritage may seem a little futuristic at first glance, but in reality, the rapid and large-scale digitalization of human activities has made it a hot topic for Internet users in 2023 and beyond. This part of our legacy is about every byte of data and digital media we leave behind after we die. As our life takes place more and more "online", the management of this information takes an increasingly important part in the organization of the succession.
 This change in our lifestyle and consumption habits comes with many challenges, which is why it is important to understand all the issues related to digital heritage in order to effectively plan the management of your digital data after your death.

The main challenges of digital heritage are:

  1. Complexity/diversity of information: Digital data can be complex and varied, ranging from simple photos and videos stored online to email accounts and financial information that is mostly digitized today. Add to that the way they are scattered across the web, and we quickly understand how difficult it can be to know how to manage this data after a death. This is why, on GrantWill, your inheritance is organized in very distinct vaults: each category of information is grouped together in one place, thus making it easier to sort them and giving your loved ones a quick understanding of their nature.
  2. Social media policies: Assuming they don't belong to you, online companies sometimes have privacy policies that can limit access to your data after you die. In some cases, your relatives may not be allowed access even though they are legitimate heirs, which can cause frustration and confusion. GrantWill allows you to fill this gap by guaranteeing them direct access to your important information, thus avoiding that they have to start long and tedious procedures with the companies concerned.
  3.   The complexity of privacy laws: Privacy laws can vary from country to country and pose significant challenges for managing your digital data in the event of death. Once again, GrantWill saves you valuable time by preventing you from having to regularly consult changes in legislation in your country.
  4.  Potential costs: Digital legacy management can be expensive, including costs associated with finding and retrieving data, attorney fees, and more. This is why we have chosen a pricing policy adapted to all budgets, and which will allow you comprehensive management of your digital assets at a reduced price.

For all these reasons, we believe it is important to ensure that each individual can decide for themselves what happens to their data after their death. Digital legacy planning helps minimize stress on those around you, protect your personal data and ensure your wishes are respected. If you would like to know more about planning your digital legacy, do not hesitate to contact one of our advisors by email.

Energy sobriety: and digital in all this?

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Published on : 01/11/2022, By Admin

At a time when energy sobriety is becoming a necessary evidence, we are missing out on a problem of enormous electricity consumption in the world, namely all of our digital data! With more than 67 million servers worldwide for an annual consumption of more than 500 TWh, this simply exceeds the annual consumption of a country like France.

Also, we invite each citizen to apply the "small gestures" of everyday economy. Unplug your wifi at night, turn off the lights, be reasonable on the heating by slightly lowering the temperature... the latest advice being that of the good old turtleneck. And, except for heating, one could almost say that these instructions are above all common sense.

So what about our digital data, photo, account, e-mail, drive and many more especially after our death?

Indeed, we know that each year nearly 3 million users die just for the Facebook platform. Add to that the fact that an Internet user frequents on average 7 different social networks on a regular basis and we have a real energy problem!

It might be time to focus on this problem rather than lowering our heating by one degree to hope to gain 2 TWh. (Source EDF, 6% gain on heating consumption representing 27% in the residential sector, which represents 36% of the total annual consumption of 473 TWh).

This problem posed, you will say, okay but what can we do? today offers a simple solution, allowing each user to manage the future of their digital identity and close inactive accounts. But the subject of death is still a taboo even if Halloween allows you to play on this theme.
So why not take advantage of this holiday to really talk about ecology. A non-punitive, non-privative ecology, simple to set up and which can really act on energy problems.

The first Undertaker 2.0 exceeds 100 digital burials in 2021!

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Published on : 13/04/2022, By Solange

Dear users,

In 2020, we launched the first European post-mortem account closing service, intended not only for the families of the deceased but also for all Internet users wishing to prepare the succession of their digital heritage.
In 2021, we are proud to have supported 53 families and loved ones with account closing procedures, through various networks and platforms.

Thanks to these steps, more than 120 accounts & profiles were closed over the year, thus asserting the rights of each family to legally dispose of this digital heritage. If these families turn to us, it is because even today it remains difficult to assert one's rights against the digital giants. Especially when it comes to these famous "data", raw material essential to their operation and main source of income for these large groups.

But the heaviness of the steps does not discourage us, and on the contrary reinforces our will to carry out the missions - more and more numerous - which are entrusted to us.
Through the digital will module, we also want to contribute to the simplification and democratization of this type of process, which is still often far too laborious.

Our leitmotiv remains unchanged: to relieve families by avoiding endless exchanges & procedures with interlocutors who are often reluctant to listen to them.

For any questions, we remind you that an FAQ dedicated to each module is available at the bottom of the page. You can of course reach us by email at if yours is not there ;) We will be happy to answer you.

The GrantWill team.

The GrantWill team has absolutely no access to your data which is stored in total confidentiality