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What happens to the digital life after you die?



Have you ever ever wondered what happens to all this online content we generate once we have died? If this is your case, you definetly want to continue reading this article that explains in detail what all of these information companies does.

Facebook after death Source: DANIEL GLEZ When someone dies, all your photos and Facebook posts, files Dropbox, Google accounts, Outlook emails … don’t go away, but in many cases are inaccessible. Aware of this, big companies of Internet have begun to pay attention to the death of its members, seeing business in a new field and ahead of possible legal problems, they already have started adding to its services specific options to  related deaths. In 2013, Google was ahead of the competition and created a specific digital testament to their services. Which it is a tool that allows users to decide what to do with their digital data once their accounts are to be inactive, either because of death, disability or for any other reason. At this point, there are two options, delete the contents or name a beneficiary in a will. The manager called dormant accounts eliminates all content after less than a year of account inactivity, depending on what the user has chosen period. The other option is to choose a trusted contact for this receive all account data. The Inactive Account Manager eliminates all content after less than a year of account inactivity, depending on the period that the user has chosen. The other option is to choose a trusted contact for receive all account data. Facebook has also been forced, despite numerous requests, to provide a similar service. The user can choose to keep your account active or completely eliminated. If you choose to keep it, you can designate a heir. The way is through the “Contact Legacy” in the security settings. If the deceased has left no record of their wishes after death, it corresponds to a familiar person to give a proof of death and choose to delete the account or convert it to a memorial one, where your friends and family can still see the profile and posting messages of remembrance. On Instagram, the process is much the same. Microsoft offers a service called “close relatives process” which gives the option to delete the account of a deceased person or to access in his account. Twitter does not offer many possibilities. No one can take account of the person who has died, but you can download a copy of public tweets before finally close it. Other services like LinkedIn, Yahoo and Flickr allow you to close the account of the deceased before sending a death certificate and other important information about the user. For Apple and other digital content services is a controversial situation. The apple company and similar consider the user acquires a right to use digital content by paying, but no ownership over them. That way, no one can the inherit.

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Most common crimes on Facebook



  facebook-crimes-300x161 Source: At the end of 2015, Facebook had 1.55 billion monthly active users. Nowadays you can follow any update with all kinds of devices. Whether for posts, photos, or videos from friends and family, or brands of interest. Still, any tool, however useful it may be used for criminal purposes because of three basic concepts:

  1. Anonymity and easyness to create fake user profiles
  2. Great difficulty to knowing the location of the offender
  3. There is no uniform criminal code globally.

It is known that as new technologies appear new loopholes and new forms of crime through them. We will see a summary of the most common of them:

Crimes against Honor

Obviously both slander and libel occupy a prominent role. Slander is attributable to a third party a crime with contempt for truth, and goes through utter insulting expressions injuring the dignity of another person, his reputation or self-esteem. Giving a contact or a third party titles like “thief”, “swindler”, “rapist” or “murderer”, involves allegations of such gravity that can lead to prison sentences of six months to two years. Similarly expressions like “bastard” are commonly held to be insulting, punishable by up to fourteen months in prison if made with advertising, as would be the case through Facebook, and can have a major impact in family or work area of ​​injured. Despite the imposition of penalties and fines it is concluded that slandering and insulting in Spain is relatively “cheap” given that it is virtually impossible to quantify defamatory spreading the message and the feeling of rejection generated in other citizens on the complainant.


Suppose to warning a third party causing damage. Penalties depends on the type of threat and to whom it is addressed. Messages sent through Facebook which content is similar to “kill you” or “look like an accident,” can have serious consequences for its author. However, for the victim isn’t enough to simply report what has happened, it must demostrate that indeed the person who is the owner of suspicious profile through which received the threat or event otherwise be acquitted.

Phishing and discovery and disclosure of secrets

Some of the most popular crimes and whose risks are virtually unknown to the authors. Impersonate another person on Facebook is punished with imprisonment ranging from six months to three years. To commit it, is not simply to use the name of another person, but it must be done in order to use rights and actions of the impersonated. We emphasize that our judges are still unfamiliar in many cases, the operation of Facebook and other social networks so the assistance of an attorney experienced in this area is crucial when it comes to successfully complete the criminal proceedings. The crime is defined as an activity aimed to enter the profile of a person using your access codes against their will, taking the material it has published or shared with other users. Tolerance or permissiveness in the use of passwords by third party completely alter the fact that the crime is committed.


The scam, that is, the possession of money or assets of a person through deception, lies, and adulteration of reality, has continued to spread through the Internet since birth, and therefore is also present on Facebook. It usually develops by using fake profiles that attract the attention of the user to whom or claiming financial assistance to avoid a situation of need continues to be artificial, or inform you of winning an alleged prize or contest who has never participated. This crime is a major challenge since by people living in distant countries whose legislation obsolete and hinders any investigation might have occurred.


Justice has offered the “LexNet” system to autonomous communities

lexnet_logo From 1 January, communications between professionals (lawyers, attorneys and social graduates) and the courts, in new cases should be electronic, as established by the Code of Civil Procedure. The Ministry of Justice has initiated steps to make that change possible. To facilitate the transition to the new “paperless” has been made available to the regions that so desire their own technological tools. The ministry has offered free of charge to all regions with competences in Justice and do not have their own system of communication, “ Lexnet ” that works for years. It has also adapted the apps wich the Prosecution has been using , which have also been provided to the CCAA, and have been supplied 6,400 screens and 250 scanners for all Justice officials in the territory of ministry to work with dual screens from January 1 .

Electronic communications

The Civil Procedure Act includes the requirement that communications between professionals (lawyers, attorneys and social graduates) and the courts are wire for cases that start from next January 1 . It does not means, therefore, the disappearance of paper in courts, but that the documents provided to any process must be digitally treated to streamline communications between professionals. The measure does not affect the electronic case file. According to close sources to the ministry, the date of January 1 of 2016, will not mean the end of the modernization process in terms of communications. Means, in any case, a first starting point for digitalization of Justice.

The Council of Ministers, on the proposal of Justice Minister Rafael Catala, has approved a Royal Decree on electronic communications in the administration of justice in the territory of the Ministry of Justice and whereby the Lexnet system, effective January 1 of 2016, shall be used for the submission of written copies, removals and performing acts of communication, courts, tribunals and prosecutors, and as professionals working with the Justice.
The Royal Decree will e applyed to the territorial scope of the Ministry of Justice (Castilla y Leon, Castilla-La Mancha, Murcia, the Balearic Islands, Extremadura, Ceuta and Melilla) and in all jurisdictional orders. The Autonomous Communities with competencies in Justice transferred shall take the necessary measures to ensure from next January 1 implementation of the provisions introduced in recent reforms of the Civil Procedure Law and the Organic Law of Judicial Power in this material.


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