Acceptable Consequences

Comic Transcript

FED: Your Honor, our data collection process is unbelievably complicated. There are systems that work with other systems in parallel to other systems that update other systems that prioritze processes in yet other systems in order to collect and process the information we have.

FED: It wasn’t designed to be copied or archived, and we simply don’t have the technical capability to ensure tha tthe information the court order aims to protect is actually protected.

JUDGE: You’re saying you don’t know how to comply with the court order?

FED: Exactly! And trying to comply has the potential to lead to disaster — it could even force us to shut down the entire project!

EFF LAWYER: For the record, we would be OK with that.

JUDGE: Wait your turn.

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