I’ve recently been looking for somewhere to keep files securely that would be (more or less) automatically accessible by my wife or kids in the event of my demise (I’ll elaborate in a later post).
I found that my bank offers free cloud storage as part of their online banking solution - I thought this would be great - it’s a joint account, but only I have online access - I could drop some encrypted documents there and give the encryption key to my wife - if the key was accidentally breached, the files are secure - and if the cloud is hacked, the hacker won’t have the key - and if I die, access to the files would be granted by the bank.
Sounds ideal - except that the T&Cs of their cloud storage state that only certain file formats are acceptable, and no encrypted files should be stored there. Reason? They want to be able to browse and view them to check that I’m not doing anything illegal or inappropriate.
WTF? They want the right to view my stuff? No thanks.