[Novalug] confidential client info backup
emperor_wilson at verizon.net
Wed Nov 4 16:26:43 EST 2009
> i can speak from total ignorance easily enough, but i would guess
> that if they had a warrant from the government they would have to
> turn over the data. in order cooperate with the authorities they
> would be required to be able to turn over unencrtyped copies should
> the government make an official request. and in this day and age
> with new legislation available i would say they might not even need
> a warrant.
Which is why you NEVER store unencrypted data off-site. They can subpeona the data, but they'll have to file a flurry of them to get the decryption from whoever has the keys to that.
I can recall a few small seizures where a server or farm was grabbed on a warrant for alleged XYZ crime(s). But they looked at ALL the data, even if it wasn't the "property" of the system owners, as it was "in their possession".
And with external terabyte drives well under a hundred bucks retail, does it really make sense to use a third party? Encrypt, copy, stick the drive in a safe or bank safety deposit box.
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