Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Dropbox's privacy commitment questioned after terms change

From IT PRO:
Dropbox users have been forced to reconsider the security of the files after revelations the provider will decrypt and release customer information to law enforcement authorities.

Dropbox, which has quickly become popular with individuals and small agencies, has inserted a clause in its terms of service which states the company will turn over files to the authorities if they ask for them.

In a move heralded as “not surprising but disappointing” by analysts, the decision brings Dropbox into line with the terms of other cloud providers, including Amazon and Google.

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