I recently came across an article which talks about digital WILL . If you are storing all your critical financial data like account numbers , password , financial statements or whatever which is very important for your family members and suddenly you die ! . It would be pain in the ass for them to claim that email account unless you take appropriate measures .
How can this be done? The first step is to create a digital inventory – an index of your “soft” assets. Second, get your digital signature authenticated. “Then, it won’t take more than a day and a couple of thousands (of rupees ) to have your digital will ready,” says Supreme Court advocate Pavan Duggal , who specializes in cyber law.
Duggal says a digital will is important because there have been many disputes about digitized data in recent times. “Most of us never think about making arrangements to name an heir for our digital assets, and it becomes a Herculean task for legal representatives to get a succession certificate for such data. It could take years in court.”
Source : http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/Who-gets-your-email-account-when-you-die/articleshow/6962832.cms