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Expert Advises Making End-of-Digital-Life Arrangements

ONLINE PRIVACY

January 6, 2012

The Montreal Gazette reports on the "new frontier" of managing your online legacy, highlighting a recommendation by Nancy Cleman of Sternthal Katznelson Montigny LLP "to make provisions for your digital life when you are taking stock of all your other life and death arrangements." Cleman uses specific examples of unexpected deaths of social network users who had not made provisions for the profiles, explaining, "People were taking advantage of the fact that someone had died and using a network that they set up to promote their own thing." Cleman recommends steps to take now to protect digital assets, and encourages online users to "think about how you want to preserve and protect them." Editor's Note: This Inside 1to1: Privacy feature examines some of the questions around the value of online data.
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