Tech Policy

The Digital Afterlife Project: Encouraging Posthumous Data Sovereignty through Design & Public Policy

Content notice: this post discusses death and resolving a loved ones estate Estimates show that 90 percent of Americans are online. We increasingly turn to online services to handle critical parts of our lives, but few platforms provide a way for user information to be safely managed or deleted after a user passes away. In many instances, estate executors or family members are required to provide death certificates, court orders, or even sue companies for

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