See also: Communication | Information | Robustness
A Data Haven is a “place” where data is supposed to be secure at all times. There are several ideas behind the term, involving varing degrees of anonymity for the publisher, versus file security.
A data haven does not always guarantee a file persistance forever, although such a storage mechanism should be perpetual for greater historical accountability. The most common are Centralized and Decentralized approaches:
- Centralized: According to an idea pictured in Neal Stevenson‘s book The Cryptonomicron it represents a catastrophy-proof complexity structure with the necessary wiring to keep data in and Bad Guys out. (e.g., Sealand)
- Decentralized: A P2P application where the data is distributed and somehow guaranteed to be resistant to a certain degree
Both ideas follow the goal of keeping information available or secure to / from the public. (Quite contradictary, isn’t it?)
- Sealand – A country, which resides in the north sea (Europe), where a company called HavenCo provided a data haven for hosting purposes. Sealand has almost no laws.
TakeDown.NET -> “Data-haven”