NSA Got Your Data?

NSA got your data? Not from us, they didn’t.

As any of us who use the internet with any regularity know, information about us is collected every day, via cookies in our computers or loyalty cards in our wallets, by commercial enterprises, communications companies, and social media sites. They know what we eat, what we wear, what we do for entertainment, what causes we espouse, and what tricks our cats can do.

Amid all the furor over metadata collection by the NSA and other security agencies, we thought it would be helpful to our customers to once again emphasize the privacy of any communication between parties to a conversation using www.securevideo.com.

We do not eavesdrop on or record any sessions, nor does any other person or entity. We have no record of what was communicated during any sessions. All data is securely encrypted, and we will not disclose any information about any customer to any public or private entity, for any purpose, except in response to a lawful request pursuant to the Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), 47 United States Code Sections 1001-1010.  For more details, please see the Privacy Policy on our website at https://sv2021.wpengine.com/Legal/Privacy.

If, at any time, we are served with a request to disclose any information about any customer or that customer’s activity on www.securevideo.com, we will examine the request to determine whether a) it is lawful; b) it is not overbroad in scope; and c) there is any other way for the information requested to be obtained. If we feel that pushback is warranted, we shall do so.

It would appear that such a request would create an inherent conflict between the strictures of HIPAA and the government’s appetite for information, and I think it’s only a matter of time before the issue arises. Meanwhile, our customers should have confidence in the security of their communication using www.securevideo.com.

Stephen C. Taylor
General Counsel