I hereby devise and bequest my Twitter handle

While  my focus is on information in the workplace, from time to time I comment on a piece related primarily to personal information.  What happens to your information when you die, and how does one access that?

“Delaware Eases Access to Digital Data of Dead,” Wall Street Journal, August 21, 2014 A3 State statute contradicts federal law, which limits access to the account holder (assuming the afterlife has wi-fi). Gives executor some access to electronic media.

What do you have in the way of electronic stuff that you would want your heirs to access?  What, if anything, do you have that you wouldn’t want to pass on after you have passed on?  What value does that information have, and who owns it?  Do the state laws of escheat apply?  Or does Google get it all?  What if you give your passwords to your executor?

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