The Vulnerability of Information Stored in the Cloud

Friday, October 28, 2011


The Stored Communications Act, passed 25 years ago this month, includes rules that make data stored on remote computers vulnerable to law enforcement subpoena without requiring a warrant. However, even though the law hasn't been changed by Congress, recent court decisions have made the government less likely to pursue this type of data without a warrant. Bob talks to Forbes privacy blogger Kashmir Hill about these developments.

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Comments [2]

Kevin Hopkins from Champaign, IL

No transcript for this segment?

Nov. 15 2011 02:28 PM
Amos Parker from Danville, VT

Surprised to hear the "trash left on the street" analogy for 180 day old email used without mention of the fact that email... has trash that emails can be dumped into by choice. 180 day old emails are more like stuff ignored in someone's house that still belongs to them. Right? They may well use it again, and it's still private.

Oct. 29 2011 04:15 PM

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