In the 21st Century, data is the world's most valuable resource - what happens to it after we die?

Simon McCarthy
By Simon McCarthy
July 28 2019 - 1:00am
Jack Murphy died of sudden cardiac death in June 2018. His mother, Siobhan Murphy, posts to Jack's social media accounts a year after his death to keep her son's legacy alive.

ROBERT Mark Boydell joined Facebook in March 2017. He's slender; in his late-teens or early-20s with dark hair, high cheekbones and a rock-and-roll hipster aesthetic.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Digital Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a digital journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes and produces video and multimedia for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine, and co-produces the Toohey's News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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