Google offers a living will for users' digital data

04/12/2013 | Computerworld · Verge, The

Google users now have a way of controlling the destiny of their data and accounts after they die. The Inactive Account Manager works as a living will -- it lets users dictate what Google should do with their data, including messages, photos and other personal information, and who to contact. Google describes it as a "digital afterlife" planning tool that will protect users' security and privacy after they are gone.

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