Digital death
Wed 2 Dec 2015, 15:56

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.