Because drivers cannot seem to be trusted to keep their cellphones from distracting them while operating a vehicle, some carmakers are taking safety measures into their own hands. Volvo, Subaru and others are introducing technology that monitors a driver and determines whether that person is not watching the road. These systems warn a driver or, in some cases, go as far as slowing the car down.
In addition to the changes in digital assets, there have been changes to how you access your accounts. First, there was a minimum number of letters, then there needed to be a number; now the recommendation is to use a phrase instead of a word.
The idea of digital assets still seems abstract. It can be something you purchase or something you create. Until it is printed or saved somewhere other than the cloud, you cannot touch it; yet, it has value and may need a place in your estate plan.
Just like any other person involved in your estate plan, the person you choose to oversee your digital assets should be someone you trust. Whether you only have a handful of accounts or a vast array of digital assets, you need someone in charge of taking care of your digital presence.