Yahoo! Japan Launches Yahoo! Ending to Manage Digital Death
Yahoo! Japan is taking users’ digital lives seriously, by stepping up to provide a strategy for dealing with digital accounts after death. Their new Yahoo! Ending service ensures important digital information isn’t lost when a user passes.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Yahoo! Ending provides multiple options for users to choose how their digital data is managed after the confirmation of their death, such as, deleting personal data from Yahoo’s online system, sending out virtual last words, and more.
Beyond the benefit of privacy protection, users can also receive assistance writing a last will and funeral preparations. Additional features cater to the Facebook and Twitter culture, offering the option to create a “memorial space” site, include a bio, photos, videos, condolence comments, and even a funeral invitation!
Here’s to hoping more companies start recognizing the importance of user control over their digital lives and deaths, and follow suit!
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