Large Ontario DC busted for hosting petabytes of child abuse material

Justin Wilson - MTIN lists at mtin.net
Mon Mar 2 18:04:11 UTC 2015


Part of it depends on if the DC was doing managed services as well.  If they are just a space tenant then their exposure can be limited.  But if it was their servers that will be a little different.  Not saying it would make the difference, but opens another avenue to be argued.

To me it’s like going after the Landlord of a rental apartment if someone is busted for drugs.  How much can be proven that they knew? How much can they interfere with their business?

Justin


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> On Mar 2, 2015, at 12:53 PM, Naslund, Steve <SNaslund at medline.com> wrote:
> 
> Don't know who this is but the legalities are pretty clear I think.  The DC is not required to know what data is stored but if the cops can prove that someone DID know what was stored, that person can be criminally charged.  IANAL but I have worked with LE on a similar case and that is how it was explained to us by the FBI.  It will be hard to prove anyone knew however since anyone that knew and did not report it committed a crime.  Charging the company will be a stretch unless they can prove that at least one corporate officer knew.  Otherwise the company will fire whichever employee knew and say "He should have told us".
> 
> This is all about who knew what and when.
> 
> 
> Steven Naslund
> Chicago IL
> 
>> 
>> 18 million dollars revenue in three months so certainly pretty large sized.
>> 
>> Any idea which DC this is?
>> 
>> http://motherboard.vice.com/en_ca/read/police-could-charge-a-data-center-in-the-largest-child-porn-bust-ever






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