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Joe Uchill Mar 23
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Sen. Wyden asks evidence storage firm about data security

Ron Wyden
Sen. Ron Wyden. Photo: Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images.

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) sent a letter to Axon, makers of the digital evidence storage product Evidence.com, to ask about its the site's security practices. Axon is a major manufacturer of body cameras used by the police, one of many products compatible with the site.

Why it matters: Wyden is a privacy hawk and the letter's queries don't betray much in the way of an actual suspected security problem at Axon. But, as the letter notes, Evidence.com hosts material that is highly sensitive to police, victims and defendants. The letter could be a harbinger of a new focus on law enforcement contractor cybersecurity.