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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    Jeff Hansen, 1 Nov 2005 @ 10:54am

    search engine

    Hi,
    I guess the key stone cops don't have google's desktop search engine. That would explain why they think it takes longer to search thru a computer drive than a large stack of paper. (wouldn't they index that stack of paper in a computer database?)


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