A will helps to make things clear. In digital life, too. Google has released a tool for your customers to say what they want to do with their Google accounts, their historical emails, all swarming content for their services, when you leave this world and go to the virtual.
“What will happen to your photos, emails and documents when you stop using the account? Google allows you to control all this”, is written to the Dormant Accounts Manager. “can share your data with a friend or family member you trust, or completely delete the account. might not can use your Google account or you can not access it for many reasons. Either way, we offer the option to decide what you want to do with your data. “
“With Dormant Accounts Manager, you decide if your account is inactive and when, to whom we notify and what happens to your data.”
The system works like this:
Timeout. “You must set the time period after which your account will be considered inactive. This time begins with the last activity you’ve made while logged in Google”.
Alerts: “The Dormant Accounts Manager will alert you by email or through a text message before the end of the waiting time. ”
Notify contacts and share data: “Add to trusted contacts you want to be notified that you no longer use the account. can also share your data with them.”
Optional Removal note: “If you want to notify Google to delete your account in your name.”
Google offers the deletion of data after a period of inactivity (a choice of three, six, nine or twelve months) transmission or other loved ones accounts (up to ten contacts). Can also provide that certain contacts be redirected to other services.
“We hope this new tool to plan your digital life post mortem, to protect your privacy and security and make life easier for your loved ones after you’re gone, “writes Andreas Tuerk in the blogpost .
It is not Google’s first major Internet company trying to solve the problem of accounts and records of people leaving this world. has long Facebook, with over one billion users, addresses the question, but in your case is post mortem, ie not ask for a kind of testament of the owner of the account, that most do not take place, but offers a questionnaire forthe applicant, under threat of perjury, show family or emotional ties to the deceased, as well as incorporate a notice certifying the death of the holder of the account.
However, the death makes for more of a problem. Increasingly there are cases of Facebook users who decide to leave their accounts open so that friends and family send their condolences or memories with the missing person, ie that Facebook will become for a time in a kind of virtual morgue.
But the question of death can also be a business. This was seen DeadSocial, British social network designed to send messages to their loved ones died. In this case, people open an account on this site and writes the messages sent to each person once gone. The messages can be programmed dates and people, so that, for example, coincide with the birthday of the wife and widow future. DeadSocial is committed to ensure the delivery of messages within one hundred years.