Upon your demise, your next-of-kin may want to know how much CPF savings you have accumulated, who you have nominated to receive them and how much.
To protect your privacy, only your nominees will be informed of the amount they will receive. They will not know how much CPF savings you have in total, or who else you have nominated to receive your CPF savings.
This protects your privacy but can sometimes result in unhappiness. To avoid this, you may choose to authorise specific persons to access your CPF account information upon your demise. Without this explicit authorisation, your account information and nomination decisions will not be revealed.