A data dilemma of Megaupload proportions

The impending deletion of data by popular file sharing service Megaupload serves as a reminder for IT managers to get a grip on where corporate information might be stored.

On the 19th of January, US authorities shut down popular file sharing service Megaupload.com, impacting millions of users.  The whole sordid story, along with much of the backlash and legal discussion, can be found on Wikipedia, and there's a short version in a press release from the US Attorney’s office.  A flurry of Jan 30 news reports suggest, probably erroneously,  that this customer data will be deleted on Thursday.

 

 

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