Excerpt from: Wall Street Journal (click for full article)
Google on Wednesday became one of the first major Internet companies to put control of data after death directly into the hands of its users.
The Internet giant unveiled a dashboard for users of its Gmail, Google+, cloud storage Drive, Picasa albums, YouTube and other services that lets people identify what they’d like to happen to their data after they pass away or become inactive for an extended period of time. You can choose to delete some or all of the data after three, six, nine or 12 months of inactivity, or pass data from the accounts along to one or more other people.
Call them your Google heirs. Google, for the record, calls the offering its “Inactive Account Manager.”