[Cryptography] Proof of preservation...

Phillip Hallam-Baker phill at hallambaker.com
Tue Mar 3 08:51:27 EST 2015

So folk have probably seen the flap over Clinton's emails. The latest claim
being that all the mails were archived.


Leaving aside the politics of the situation (GWB era emails went through a
server run by a GOP political outfit that was probably infiltrated by every
intel agency on the planet), how would folk go about establishing a proof
this had been done?

In the past the reason to avoid the govt. servers would be wanting to avoid
getting into an Ollie North situation and be proven to have lied to
Congress in the recovered emails. But it is also possible that a concern
was not wanting the NSA to know what State is up to.

Some sort of notary log would be required of course. But that only allows a
demonstration that the archives are complete with respect to the log which
isn't the same as ensuring they are complete.
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