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January 8, 2013

From: Interview by Lars Mensel and Thore Barfuss, The European

What do you think about the idea that data should get an expiration date?

That question has been overlooked for a long time. I know that some people and companies are finally working on it. For years, I have been wondering whether you could build a “digital time safe” to safely store data that only becomes accessible 20 years later. Can you put information away? In some way, that is the inverse of what you’re talking about.

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