vrijdag 12 april 2013

Wat gebeurt met jouw Google-account als je dood bent?

Gisteren presenteerde Google de Inactive Account Manager
Not many of us like thinking about death — especially our own. But making plans for what happens after you’re gone is really important for the people you leave behind. So today, we’re launching a new feature that makes it easy to tell Google what you want done with your digital assets when you die or can no longer use your account.
The feature is called Inactive Account Manager — not a great name, we know — and you’ll find it on your Google Account settings page. You can tell us what to do with your Gmail messages and data from several other Google services if your account becomes inactive for any reason.
Het werkt redelijk simpel:
  1. You specify a waiting period of inactivity for three, six, nine or twelve months.
  2. You specify your wishes in the form of contacts to notify, contacts to receive access to your data or a directive to delete your account data.
  3. One month before the waiting period is almost over, Google contacts you via email or text message.
  4. If you do not respond the waiting period expires and your wishes are carried out.
Google’s tool allows you specific control of what happens to the data for each of your Google products. You can specify up to ten contacts to receive a copy of your data once you’re gone and select the specific products they gain access to. For example, you might send your Gmail data to your wife, but choose to send your YouTube data to a business partner. Once notified, your contacts then have three months to download your data.
Je kunt zeggen van Google wat je wil, maar het bedrijf is wel de eerste grote speler die dit mogelijk maakt.
Al is het natuurlijk nog de vraag of het ook echt werkt als het zover is...

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