[vcf-midatlantic] Bernoulli Drives needed in working condition

Dean Notarnicola dean.notarnicola at vcfed.org
Tue May 18 14:57:59 UTC 2021

I’d like to take a look at it. It’s not just about giving the donor a “warm
fuzzy “, it’s also about avoiding potential liability if VCF is agreeing to
delete the data.

On Tue, May 18, 2021 at 10:54 AM Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> On 5/18/21 10:49 AM, Ethan Dicks via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> > Yes, you _can_ get edge bits and weak bits and all of that, but who is
> > going to go to that much effort?
>   A lot of this (ok, ALL of this) is a psychological issue.  Most people
> and organizations have a dramatically inflated opinion of the value of
> their data.  The reality is that nobody really cares, in the vast
> majority of cases.
>   LSSM has a boilerplate data protection/destruction contract (i.e.,
> protect until we can destroy) that we've used to assuage the concerns of
> these types of people.  It has satisfied the donor in the dozen or so
> times it has been used.
>   One was a payroll company with live data on drives, and it was
> reviewed by their legal department.
>   The contract is pretty simple, but I can send it over to VCF folks if
> it would be useful.
>              -Dave
> --
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA

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