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You'd be safe from seizure of the actual SSDs, which sounds nice.

Until the FBI obtains a court order granting them root access to the OffGlobe C&C infrastructure. Oops.

Or until the FBI obtains a court order freezing OffGlobe's bank accounts until they suspend a particular user. Oops.

And so on.

Sovereign risk is difficult to cope with because the Crown or the People always have multiple ways to obtain compliance. This is as it should be, but it does mean that in riskier fields you need continuity plans that go beyond the merely physical.

Do you remember Sealand? Offshore datacenter on an independent "principality" off UK coast?


I do. I also recall that the venture was a failure.


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