“SpiderOak June 2012 Newsletter
Posted by Linzi Oliver at Jun 27, 2012 8:54 AM.
SAFE & SECURE
YOUR RIGHT TO PRIVACY
Compare this to a DropBox Scenario– DropBox employees can access your data or be forced by legal process to turn over your data unencrypted– in fact, that is DropBox’s policy. In contrast, data stored on SpiderOak is encrypted and inaccessible without your key– which is maintained on your computer.
“Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement Requests; Protection of DropBox’s Rights. We may disclose to parties outside Dropbox files stored in your Dropbox and information about you that we collect when we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with a law, regulation or compulsory legal request; (b) protect the safety of any person from death or serious bodily injury; (c) prevent fraud or abuse of DropBox or its users; or (d) to protect Dropbox’s property rights. If we provide your Dropbox files to a law enforcement agency as set forth above, we will remove Dropbox’s encryption from the files before providing them to law enforcement. However, Dropbox will not be able to decrypt any files that you encrypted prior to storing them on Dropbox.”
Note that DropBox does not state that it will inform the customer before producing his or her data. Thus, the customer does not have any opportunity to challenge the production. To add insult to injury, DropBox will decrypt the files when they produce the data.