Digital death

The draft digital bill gives the possibility to decide what will happen to a person’s personal data after its death and the start-ups have already started exploring the possible options. According to the draft law, the internet users can designate a person to execute their wish, if no such specification is made, by default the right will belong to the spouses and/or heirs. If adopted, the law will enable French citizens to instruct Web services what is to be done with their personal data upon their death, which also represent a way of avoiding the multiplication of phantom accounts.

Country: France

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: France, draft law, data protection, personal data after death, Internet, digital bill

Posted on Wednesday 2 December 2015

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