The internet is an online graveyard. Do the dead have a right to privacy?


PODCAST: Learning about the stakeholders of modern grief and how the online world continues to evolve our relationship with death.

In this episode, Dr Elaine Kasket shares what she’s learnt while researching her book, ‘All the ghosts in the machine: Illusions of immortality in the digital age’. We discuss how the internet is becoming a vast online graveyard filled with digital reflections of the dead. What does this mean for online legacy? Who controls access? Do deceased people have a right to privacy? And what does this mean for the corporations owning much of the content posted by those no longer alive?

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