Data haven

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A Data Haven is a "place" where data is supposed to be secure at all times. There are several ideas behind the term, involving varing degrees of anonymity for the publisher, versus file security.

A data haven does not always guarantee a file persistance forever, although such a storage mechanism should be perpetual for greater historical accountability. The most common are Centralized and Decentralized approaches:

  • Centralized: According to an idea pictured in Neal Stevenson's book The Cryptonomicron it represents a catastrophy-proof complexity structure with the necessary wiring to keep data in and Bad Guys out. (e.g., Sealand)

Both ideas follow the goal of keeping information available or secure to / from the public. (Quite contradictary, isn't it?)

Related Topics

  • Sealand - A country, which resides in the north sea (Europe), where a company called HavenCo provided a data haven for hosting purposes. Sealand has almost no laws.