germy data drives Artificial DNA with encoded information can be added to the genome of common bacteria, thus preserving the data. You guys remember those old spy films where they fished a dot of microfilm off the femme fatal's beauty mark. I imagine that with this new technology the retrevial of data will be a bit more, shall we say, personal.
"Miss Money Penny, please retrieve a sample from Mr. Bond. We need the DNA info from his e-coli, stat!"