The Atlantic: Voicemail Refuses to Die

May 21, 2023

But storing data in general requires managing it and protecting it from bad actors, which might be something these companies hope to avoid as much as possible. “​The more data that you have and the longer that you have it for, the greater the risk that you’re inviting,” Chris Frascella, a law fellow at the nonprofit Electronic Privacy Information Center, told me. Frascella said that generally speaking, when companies take a “data-minimalism approach,” it is to minimize the hacking risk, “because data that’s not there can’t be compromised.”

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