Google has announced plans to allow customers to determine what happens to their data after death.
The clarification applies to Google Plus, email and other accounts when a user has either passed away or become inactive online.
Customers have the opportunity to have their data deleted three, six, nine or 12 months of inactivity, or passed on to other people.
A Google blog read: "We hope that this new feature will enable you to plan your digital afterlife - in a way that protects your privacy and security - and make life easier for your loved ones after you're gone."
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