electronic devices after death?
February 9, 2014 6:18 PM Subscribe
What happens to the contents on your computer if you're incapacitated? Would you (if you had some terminal illness, for example) wipe things, or do you think your family members would respect your privacy? Would you scour every bit of a loved one's computer?
posted by flyingfork to Human Relations (16 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Someone in my extended family has been seriously and unexpectedly injured and may not physically recover. Because we're around the same age and I'm reasonably computer literate, he asked that I take his computer in the worst case scenario so that his parents and girlfriend don't see its contents. While doing that would be impossible (I wouldn't imagine trying to explain that), I can bring it to him now or as soon as possible. This scenario gets me thinking (see question).