You’re Dead, Your Data Isn’t: What Happens Now?

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Monday 14th March, 2011

9:30am to 10:30am (CST)

The Web has changed your life, your death and what you leave behind. Your heirlooms like photos, videos and letters are now stored in digital form and - in many cases - on servers that you don't own like those of Flickr, YouTube and Gmail. What should happen to your "legacy" data? With over 285,000 Facebook users set to die this year, you really should think about it.

The Internet generation is coming of age and this issue is only growing. We have to respond with new legal frameworks and standards to support this change. The good news is that entrepreneurs, attorneys, archivists and scholars are already working on solutions. Join us to learn what happens to your digital life after you die and what's being done to give you a say in it.

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About the speakers

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Evan Carroll

UX Designer at Capstrat, Grad Student at UNC-SILS, Author at The Digital Beyond, Tar Heel bio from Twitter

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Daniel Greenwood

Helping people, companies and government enter the information age - today. bio from Twitter

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Adele McAlear

I help people understand the digital world. 25 yrs in marketing, digital & traditional strategy. Speaker. @DigitalLegacy Seeking opportunities. bio from Twitter

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Jeremy Toeman

CEO of Dijit (10+ years in TV tech - Slingbox, Boxee, Clicker, VUDU, Mediabolic, etc). personal: dad, sustainable living, hockey (Habs), scotch bio from Twitter

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John Romano

Interaction designer at Capstrat in Raleigh. Author and researcher at http://thedigitalbeyond.com bio from Twitter

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Time 9:30am10:30am CST

Date Mon 14th March 2011


Room 10AB, Austin Convention Center

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