Somewhat OT, encryption question

Robert Moskowitz rgm at
Wed Nov 26 23:35:48 UTC 2014

On 11/26/2014 05:06 PM, Joe Zeff wrote:
> On 11/26/2014 01:58 PM, Bill Oliver wrote:
>> Then I'd rely on decrypted backups, which are stored under physical lock
>> and key. Or, if necessary, I'd simply go back to the client and get the
>> data again.  I do that a lot with paper files, since I burn them when my
>> consultation is finished.  Occasionally, the client will come back for
>> more help, and I'll have them resend the information.  My problem is
>> *not* loss of data.  It's security.
> Thank you for your explanation.  It's rare to come across a situation 
> where it's better to have the data lost (for the time being) than to 
> risk theft.  Most of the time, what you're suggesting would be going 
> far beyond what most paranoids would consider sensible, but I can see 
> why it may be simply a case of due diligence for you.

I have come across this in the past, but others in my work area handle it.

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