Some People Don’t Get It
I just read a blog post about a user’s experience with Mozy. He had great user experience. No problems installing it, configuring it, etc. Then he read the terms-of-service (TOS) and got scared.
C’mon people, do you actually think a company would just hand over your data to anyone with a badge that walks in the door? I don’t care what company it is. I don’t care what country its in. NO company would want the P.R. nightmare that would accompany giving up their customers’ data.
Of course Mozy’s TOS says that they will comply with a court order to hand over your data if subpoenaed. That’s the law. But here’s the thing… if you’re concerned about it… use the dang private key. Mozy offers it for a reason: IT REMOVES THE COMPANY’S ABILITY TO DECRYPT YOUR DATA.
So supposing a federal official did come along and ask for your data; and suppose he did have a valid warrant; and suppose Mozy’s lawyers were unable to contest the subpoena and had to had over your data… guess what that federal official would get… that’s right… a bunch of ones and zeros. It would be completely meaningless information and impossible to decrypt.
So go ahead and try Mozy. And if you’re still not satisfied… wait until the data center is open in Europe. 🙂
(Disclosure: Yes, I work for Mozy. No, this isn’t an official company blog.)