Elaine Kasket is a writer, keynote speaker and counselling psychologist, and a long-time scholar of death and the digital. She is also the author of All the Ghosts in the Machine: The Digital Afterlife of Your Personal Data. In this book she argues that what happens to our data when we die is the perfect lens for understanding the true power big tech wields over our information, and our identities.
The Digital Afterlife of Your Personal Data
When our digital footprints become our lasting legacies, who is helped, who is hurt, and who’s in charge? What are the personal, social, ethical, commercial, and even environmental implications of posthumously persistent data? Through personal stories, examination of contemporary trends and scientific research, Elaine Kasket guides you through death in the digital age, a time when dead people’s information threatens the privacy and data security of the living.