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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    Rob, 1 Nov 2005 @ 11:13am

    Re: Automated tools

    >>Not to mention there are plenty of ways to destroy data while preserving a HDD I.E. rewriting multiple hex codes 14-15 times so that the original data has no binary significance to what it once was.
    Now do this on the above mentioned 3 terabytes of storage mentioned above, while the police are kicking your door in. It can be done, but it takes time that people generally don't have.

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