Daily Kos: Guardian Reports “Data Pool 3” Might be Murdoch’s Smoking Gun
Its more than that. It’s the perils of outsourcing.
The Murdoch press outsourced its IT to a UK specialist computer firm to cut costs, and either they or The murdoch press outsourced the second level backup to a firm in India
it was reported that the UK firm had a News International executive turned up and asked for a selection of email to be deleted at both the UK firm and the Indian firm, however for corporate law reasons, both apparently declined to do this.
The Backup firm in India will not just have its backups on a central server, but will probably have a selection of either tapes ar hard drives with snapshots of data at various times back over the last few months or years.
So one of the firmest campaigners for globalisation and outsourcing has been brought down maybe by its effects.