Emergency contacts

Backup data

A person can nominate other people they trust to have access to data in an emergency, for example, if they are unable to access it themselves. Sometimes a delay is used, giving time for an emergency access request to be stopped.

Examples

  • LastPass: emergency access feature lets a trusted person request access to a password store

  • Facebook: allows selected friends to generate codes on someone’s behalf, to help them regain access to an account

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