Originally Posted by murraypaul
There is also a big difference for people who are paranoid (or not?) about people legally accessing your data, at least in the US. Data on your own PC in your own home is protected by your fourth amendment rights, and requires a warrant to access. Data stored by an online provider is not, and requires only a subpoena, with a lower standard of proof required.
You can encrypt your data no matter where it is. To get the key requires a as much of a warrant with legal arguments on each side as a murder trial.
If I had such secrets that I was so worried, I would go even further. I would also hide the data.
How much can it be that is so important, unless you just happen to have the complete information on the theory and manufacturing of a hydrogen bomb and at least 1 sophisticated delivery system.