Records Preservation Inquiry

Dufort, Austin (CRM) Austin.Dufort at
Thu Aug 30 14:37:11 EDT 2018

Great--thank you for this clarification.



-----Original Message-----
From: Ethan Blanton [mailto:elb at] 
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 2:35 PM
To: Dufort, Austin (CRM) <Austin.Dufort at CRM.USDOJ.GOV>
Cc: Luke Schierer <luke at>; board at; security at; Horn, Jesse (CRM) <Jesse.Horn at CRM.USDOJ.GOV>
Subject: Re: Records Preservation Inquiry

Dufort, Austin (CRM) wrote:
> Thanks for the response. I understand that Pidgin is more of a 
> platform than a communications service provider, and, as such, does 
> not maintain user accounts. Could you please confirm that Pidgin would 
> not be able to preserve or produce any message content or other 
> details related to its users. Thanks again for your help here.

That is correct.  We do not gather information about specific user communications within the Pidgin application.  All relevant usage data would be stored on the end users' computers or on the platform of the communications service that Pidgin is being used to access.


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