Tuesday 8 PM: Digital remains talk by NUIG’s Damien McCallig

Ever wondered what happens to your online accounts, when you’re no longer around to decide about them? Join us at 091Labs (47 Eyre Square above Kennedy’s Pub) Tuesday at 8PM for a free lecture & discussion of digital remains with Damien McCallig.

Topics might include:

  • Who inherits my digital items after I die?
  • Can my heirs use my passwords to access my accounts? (If so how did they get them?)
  • Are online service providers obliged to hand over access to online accounts or content to my next-of-kin?
  • Can I decide who inherits my online life?
  • Do I have a right to be forgotten or a right to oblivion?
  • Who can re-use my online accounts or digital data after I die?
  • In what context or purpose can digital remains be used by third parties?

And any other questions you might think of.

Damien’s research is in “The Law of Digital Remains: Reconciling the dignity and interests of the deceased with those of the living”. He is a Ph.D. Candidate, in NUI Galway’s School of Law, funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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