Records Preservation Inquiry
Dufort, Austin (CRM)
Austin.Dufort at usdoj.gov
Thu Aug 30 14:37:11 EDT 2018
Great--thank you for this clarification.
From: Ethan Blanton [mailto:elb at pidgin.im]
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 2:35 PM
To: Dufort, Austin (CRM) <Austin.Dufort at CRM.USDOJ.GOV>
Cc: Luke Schierer <luke at schierer.org>; board at imfreedom.org; security at pidgin.im; 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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