[Politech] Jim Maule's essay on what happens to your email when you die [priv]

From: Declan McCullagh (declan@private)
Date: Mon Jan 10 2005 - 21:16:14 PST

[Another solution might be to digitize and encrypt your sensitive 
documents and correspondence (think Mac OS X File Vault) in a way that 
would _by default_ render them inaccessible when you die and take your 
knowledge of the passphrase with you. Of course that strategy is a bet 
that our understanding of mathematics doesn't radically change in the 
near future, but it's still a privacy-protective approach that may help 
to solve the puzzle Jim poses. --Declan]

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [Politech] More on what happens to your Web-based email 
after youdie [priv]
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2005 09:17:06 -0500
From: James Maule <Maule@private>
To: <declan@private>


Inspired by the original post and wanting to elaborate on my comments,
I did a more extensive analysis on my MauledAgain blog at

so those interested can take a look. It's an interesting intersection
of pre-digital law with digital law, both obscured by clouds of doubt
and uncertainty.

Jim Maule
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