Yesterday, 7:41 PM · 7 replies and 89 views.
I would expand upon this by saying:
On ship loss, your data pod makes a random FSD jump to a system within a 25LY radius.
You receive the location as an inbox message upon rebuy.
The data appears as a USS upon system scan/nav beacon scan like mission targets
BUT, the data also have a chance of being added to any Encoded Emissions USS entered by a player
This data cannot be accessed directly and sold, but the finder can redeem a voucher for a percentage of its value as with other salvage finds
The name of the commander having lost the data is shown to the finder.
If found by a third party, the original owner gets the data back, but upon selling it, a 50% recovery fee is deducted from its value