Using AI for Data Privacy: What happens to the data of a user who passes away?

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What happens to the data of a user who passes away? It is assumed that data persists, despite no longer being needed.

With AI, ways to manage user data are being introduced. With the use of Generative AI, avatars of deceased people are being made known as ghostbots. These bots recreate an image of users as if they were still alive. However, the departed do not have data privacy rights. How are legacy rights being protected? It is common for a deceased user’s data to become the target for hijacking by online thieves.

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Computer Science major at Fordham University. Working in the Office of Information Technology as an IT Risk Analyst Assistant.

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