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After the Belfast Project Fiasco, Time For Another Look At Time Capsule Crypto? 170

JonZittrain (628028) writes "I'm curious whether there are good prospects for 'time capsule encryption,' one of several ways of storing information that renders it inaccessible to anyone until certain conditions — such as the passage of time — are met? Libraries and archives could offer such technology as part of accepting papers and manuscripts, especially in the wake of the 'Belfast Project' situation, where a library promised confidentiality for accounts of the Troubles in North Ireland, and then found itself amidst subpoenas from law enforcement looking to solve long-cold cases. But the principle could apply to any person or company thinking that there's a choice between leaving information exposed to leakage, or destroying it entirely. Some suggested solutions are very much out of the box."
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After the Belfast Project Fiasco, Time For Another Look At Time Capsule Crypto?

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  • Lawyer up (Score:4, Informative)

    by jbeaupre ( 752124 ) on Sunday June 08, 2014 @08:04PM (#47192337)

    Communications with your lawyer are privileged. Give them your information with instructions on when and how to release it. Make sure to pay them in advance.

    This is standard stuff in may novels because it kind of works.

    Is it 100% effective? Maybe not. But it's a layer of protection. If you are especially paranoid, give one lawyer a 1-time pad encrypted hardcopy file. Give another the key.

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