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Can DigitalOcean staff access the data on my database?

Similar to this question. But since the data is encrypted at rest access to the physical machine shouldn’t be enough to read.


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Hi @swimmingcow,

It depends on how you are encrypting it. Basically, if you store anything on your Droplet that can be used as a decrypted it can be accessed. Having said that, it’s not something DigitalOcean would be actively looking to do. They just have access to your machine as mentioned in the question from a couple of years back.

Think of it as this, your Droplet is on their Nodes. I want to iterate over the last two sentences of the answer You should use a cloud provider that you feel has your best interest in mind, and one that knows the implications of violating your privacy. With that said, I don’t think there is anything to worry about.