Users nominate trusted individuals (like a family member or friend) to access data on their behalf if there’s an emergency. This pattern can also be used to restore access if a user can’t login to their account. For example, in the event of an accident, the trusted individual can take control of the user’s account.
- It allows people to access information in a crisis, without requiring them to go through the usual identity and security checks
- A delay can be used to give users time to stop an emergency access if it is triggered by mistake
- It requires the user having someone they can trust who is available to help
- It requires advance planning by the user and maintenance of the contacts list
Emergency contacts feature, which can also be used as an alternative account recovery scheme
Allows trusted contacts to find the user in an emergency
Can restore user’s access to their account
A way for people who have Google accounts to designate who can access their account if they are unexpectedly unable to use their account.
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