Reuters reports on the challenges legal professionals face with digital inheritances after an individual passes away. Aston University Senior Lecturer Edina Harbinja said the majority of countries around the world do not have rules on digital inheritance, and Protecture Senior Data Protection Lead Rowenna Fielding added the EU General Data Protection Regulation does not cover what happens to the data of a deceased individual. France, Germany and the U.S. all have rules that cover digital inheritances to a variety of different degrees. Google gives users the ability to decide what data they wish to share when they pass, while Facebook and Instagram allow family members the opportunity to lock or delete the account of a user who has passed. In an op-ed for Wired, Steven Hill writes about whether big tech should own users' data.
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