|By Shelly Palmer||
|April 12, 2013 02:07 PM EDT||
You may be a stickler for keeping control of all the data in your many online accounts, but what will happen to that data after you die? It’s a question that Google’s addressing with the announcement of a new tool, the Inactive Account Manager, that gives Google users the option to have information from inactive accounts wiped from the system. Those who use the Inactive Account Manager can choose to have their data deleted three, six, nine or 12 months after it becomes inactive. Users can also select “trusted contacts” to receive information from various Google services such as Blogger, Gmail, Picasa Web Albums, Google Voice and YouTube. Accounts become inactive when users haven’t logged in for a certain amount of time, meaning that events other than death could trigger the notifications.
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