The dead do not want to live on the Internet: half of Mexicans ask to delete their data after death

A woman cleans a grave in a cemetery.  (Alvaro Ballesteros/Europa Press)
A woman cleans a grave in a cemetery. (Alvaro Ballesteros/Europa Press)

They said people only die when they forget, but memories are different in the digital world. Social media profiles can remain active for months after a loss. Facebook, Twitter e Instagram They continue to send messages to remember the birthdays of the dead and even dust off the shared photo. He the law is forgotten It is available to everyone, but there are still many who do not know how it works. The Spanish Data Protection Agency explains on its website that any citizen can “request their deletion personal information in search engines”, both during his life and after his death.

Come on digital wills, with the premise, is increasing. Users must identify each platform in this form online for those who are resurrected personal information – Bank details, photos, videos, email accounts. The idea is to leave in writing before the writer what our heirs should do with that content: delete it, keep it or transfer it to someone we trust. Those fingers It is the order of the day and there are many Spaniards who do not want to leave their time on the Internet. As a matter of fact, in five years, Facebook will have more dead users than aliveaccording to a study by the Oxford Internet Institute (OII).

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Those advance planning What will happen to our data after death is not limited to the maintenance – or removal – of social media. Services related to digital asset management are also included creation of memorial accountsdigital inheritances, copyright, notice online and the time box. Funeral home comparison Strings This week it released its annual survey, where it asks customers about this and other topics related to death. He 54% of Spanish people Admit that they want to remove their digital footprint from the Internet after death, although only 17.7% will delete the conversation. Meanwhile, at 24.2% of users You may not want to keep your profile open.

Those technology revolution It has reached death insurance, which increases this coverage and manages the elimination of digital footprints. Companies are found in funeral service niche market with many fabrics to cut, in fact, the public can go to one or the other start plan your funeral, notice your death on the cell phone and manage your ultimate needs. In recent years, experts in the industry have seen a positive growth in some changes, such as the identity of the coffin, select music for the farewell and the end of the dark color.

The public, in this context, wants to know what it takes to have a digital will. This information, which all users have the right to, should be included personal informationpasswords and profiles of all social networks, email accounts, blogs created, and even names of Spotify, Netflix y HBO. People use these letters to make their thoughts clear. digital wills before dying and choosing a guardian to manage them.

The first step is always Collect all digital items and passwords for each platform, since without this information the information loses its meaning. Users must decide what to do with the personal information they share Internet and choose who will be in charge to fulfill your needs. The digital should be kept in writing and need those signature of a notary, which will prove its validity and the validity of the instructions given. The private information of our loved ones, with this model, can also rest in peace.

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