What should happen to personal data when someone dies?

So what should determine the data should be available to successors? It is
easy to see how DNA data would be useful for proving kinship or for health
reasons. But how far should we go? And wouldn’t someone else (the data
processor or controller) still have access to the deceased’s data anyway?

Il giorno ven 14 set 2018 alle ore 11:10 Alex Comninos via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> ha scritto:

> > Data has a personal aspect as well as commercial aspect, among others.
> It is property which upon the demise of the “owner” should pass to his/ her
> estate just as is the case with other assets. The “how” of administration
> of data after death ought to be covered in the data law in the making, the
> law to apply alongside the law of succession.
>
> I think its a great idea that data protection laws could enable the
> execution of how private data and personal information is handled according
> to the deceased last will and testament. This should be seen in the sense
> of executing the last will and testament of the deceased though, not
> treating ones data as property.
>
> When I die, there is a LOT of personal information and private information
> I should like to the grave, some of which I would like to be shared. I
> would not like all my private and memories and personal memories to become
> “property” of my next of kin when I am dead, solely because they left a
> digital footprint.
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