Wednesday, January 16, 2008

No White Email Backups

The White House said it reused backup tapes used to archive emails, meaning that copies of several million electronic messages may be gone forever. The folks at CREW are wondering why it took so long to say this. The recyling of tapes was "consistent with industry best practices," according to a White House aide.
The recycling of backup tapes by the Bush White House represents a reversal in policy from the final year of the Clinton administration. The Clinton White House halted recycling of backup tapes in March 2000, when it was discovered that some e-mail from the office of Vice President Al Gore was not preserved.

via tpm


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