When we shed our mortal coil, what happens to our data? Google thinks it has this figured out with the Inactive Account Manager, a system that lets you decide what to do with your "digital assets when you die or can no longer use your account."
You can tell us what to do with your Gmail messages and data from several other Google services if your account becomes inactive for any reason.
For example, you can choose to have your data deleted after three, six, nine or 12 months of inactivity. Or you can select trusted contacts to receive data from some or all of the following services: +1s; Blogger; Contacts and Circles; Drive; Gmail; Google+ Profiles, Pages and Streams; Picasa Web Albums; Google Voice and YouTube. Before our systems take any action, well first warn you by sending a text message to your cellphone and email to the secondary address youve provided.
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