• This Tape Will Self-Destruct in Five Seconds -- Self-Destructing Digital Data
  • August 13, 2009 | Authors: Philip H. Cohen; Adam B. Landa
  • Law Firms: Greenberg Traurig, LLP - New York Office; Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Orlando Office
  • Last week, we went back to the future as several articles surfaced about Vanish, a technology to automatically render electronic data unrecoverable at a specified time in the future. Vanish is designed to enhance a user¿s privacy by creating data that will automatically self-destruct at a specified time in the future, making later recovery of the data essentially impossible by the user, by Google, by a hacker that breaks in, or even by someone with a warrant for the data. The data essentially self-destructs and becomes permanently unreadable.