Elaine Kasket

Dr Elaine Kasket: Will Facebook Be Your Funeral Director? Who Owns Your Data After Death, and How to Fight Back

One day, the breadcrumb trail of zeros and ones that you leave behind as you traverse your online environment will become your digital legacy – and social media are only the tip of the iceberg. Our digital legacies can be exquisitely revealing, showing our loved ones both the person they knew, and the person they didn’t. What will yours say about you?

Elaine Kasket, counselling psychologist and author of All the Ghosts in the Machine, invites you on a tour of the murky and fascinating territory where death and the digital meet. Along the way, we’ll play a little game to illustrate just how much your digital footprint might say about you. If it’s not how you’d want to be remembered, is it even possible to seize control of your digital persona back from Big Tech?


NB: The previous talk that was booked in this slot – Dr Ruth Penfold-Mounce: The Secrets of a Successful Posthumous Celebrity Career – has sadly been cancelled. If you booked tickets for this and would like a refund, please contact robert.peacock@palliativecarescotland.org.uk

St John’s Episcopal Church
19 Aug 2019 4pm