Carpathia: No ‘immediate plans’ to delete Megaupload data

February 1, 2012

Carpathia Hosting, the company that has some of the data from the shutdown file-sharing site Megaupload, said Wednesday that it will not delete user information from its servers without notifying people at least seven days in advance. The company also said that it has no plans to delete the data in the immediate future.

Federal authorities shut down Megaupload and have charged seven of its executives with conspiracy to commit racketeering, conspiracy to commit copyright infringement, conspiracy to commit money laundering and criminal copyright infringement.

Carpathia has started a project with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to help users who had legitimate, legal files on the service try to recover their data, and this announcement underscores that commitment.

“Carpathia Hosting has no immediate plans to reprovision some or all of the Megaupload servers. This means that there is no imminent data loss for Megaupload customers. If this situation changes, Carpathia will post a notice at least 7 days in advance of reprovisioning any Megaupload servers at http://www.Carpathia.com and http://www.MegaRetrieval.com,” Brian Winter, Chief Marketing Officer at Carpathia, said in a statement.

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Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.
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