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What happens to my digital footprint when I die?


How has social media changed the way people mourn? How does each social media platform differ when it comes to dealing with data? And should we have an online plan in our estate?

Anna and Dr Belinda Barnet, a Senior Lecturer in Media at Swinburne University of Technology, discuss what happens to your digital footprint and how you can protect your data while you’re alive.

Guest: Dr Belinda Barnet, a Senior Lecturer in Media at Swinburne University of Technology
Host: Anna Hacker, Principal, Australian Unity Trustees Legal Services

Here are some of the privacy policies from the most popular social media platforms: 
Facebook’s privacy policy
Instagram’s privacy policy
LinkedIn’s privacy policy

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What happens when I die? is a podcast by Australian Unity.

General advice for listeners
Please be aware that the information in this podcast has been prepared without considering the objectives, financial situation, or needs of any individual and is general in nature. If you do wish to act on the information, before doing so you should consider its appropriateness to your circumstances and obtain specific legal and financial advice. As we suggest in the podcast we would always recommend obtaining financial and legal advice relevant to your circumstances before making any decisions and also in line with this suggest getting specialist advice from a tax professional to confirm the impact of this financial advice on your overall tax position.

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