The Bigger Your Hard Drive, The Longer You Wait For Trial?

from the details-please...? dept

The Inquirer is a bit short on details on this story, so perhaps someone here can fill us in. They seem to be saying, however, that police in the UK are justifying holding suspects in computer crime cases in jail for a period of 90 days because it takes longer to go through a hard drive than a stack of papers. As the Inq notes, as hard drives get bigger, does that mean the pre-trial time in jail gets longer? Even worse, now that so much is moving to network based storage, where the whole damn internet may be your "hard drive," can they just hold you indefinitely while they read everything online?

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    Panaqqa, 1 Nov 2005 @ 8:12am

    Re: That's retarded

    I guess that people under suspicion will just have to start using PGP to strong encrypt directories. After all, the 90 days could never be justified if the police didn't stand a chance in hell of cracking the code, could it?

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