It’s unclear whether evidence from the archive would hold up in court, he added. He also suggested that the archiving activity could run afoul of criminal hacking or privacy laws.

Even so, there is a “great amount” of value for law enforcement officials in the archived information, said Jack Mannino, CEO at nVisium, an application security provider.

“In letting their strong emotions trump their better judgment, many people committed questionable unlawful acts and appear to have left behind quite a large digital trail of evidence,” he told the Washington Examiner. “Parler grew quickly, with high visibility and scrutiny. However, they did not have the same level of sophistication as the bigger players in social media to ensure privacy and reasonable security for users.”

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