Old 07-27-2008, 08:17 AM Offline   #1 (permalink)



 
coolmanhiphop's Avatar
Mr. News Guy
 
Since: Nov 2007
Posts: 109,399
Rank:
Uploads: 0
eCash: $500
Thank Meter: 9973

coolmanhiphop started pushin nickels an dimescoolmanhiphop started pushin nickels an dimescoolmanhiphop started pushin nickels an dimescoolmanhiphop started pushin nickels an dimescoolmanhiphop started pushin nickels an dimescoolmanhiphop started pushin nickels an dimescoolmanhiphop started pushin nickels an dimescoolmanhiphop started pushin nickels an dimescoolmanhiphop started pushin nickels an dimescoolmanhiphop started pushin nickels an dimescoolmanhiphop started pushin nickels an dimes
Rep Power: 2076
Default Reasonable Expectation of Privacy From Web Hosts?

Shafted writes "I'm in a bit of dilemma, and I'm wondering what fellow Slashdotters think regarding this subject. I've been hosting web sites for some clients for years using my own server. About a year and a half ago, I got a reseller account with a company that will remain nameless. They are, however, fairly large, and they did come highly recommended. Other than the usual slow tech support, occasional server overloading, and... well... typical support staff, it's been pretty good and has saved me from having to deal with problems like hardware and driving down to the colo at 4AM to figure out a routing problem. All-in-all, it was acceptable. Until yesterday, when I was asking for a relatively minor email-related fix, and by the tech support staff's response, they had accessed my MySQL database directly and looked at the contents; presumably, in order to tell me what I was doing wrong. Regardless of the fact that they missed the boat with regards to the support question, I found it surprising that they would access my database data without my consent. When I asked them why they were accessing the database without my permission, they've pretty much ignored me, despite repeated requests asking why they think this is acceptable. So, my question is this: Do I, as a customer who, according to the acceptable use policy, owns my data, have a reasonable expectation of privacy for the data which I own, despite it being hosted on a third-party's server? Or do web hosting companies have the right to poke around at everyone's data as they see fit?" Read below for the rest of the question.
Read more of this story at Slashdot.
</img>


More...
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
'Grand Theft Auto IV': Exceeds every expectation coolmanhiphop Feeds 0 05-06-2008 08:20 AM
Journalism Net effect defies expectation (AP) coolmanhiphop RSS Feeds 0 03-16-2008 01:00 PM
Doe or Die > Reasonable Doubt Mars Blackmon The Corner 25 06-03-2007 12:21 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:38 PM.

Archive:


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.3.2 © 2009, Crawlability, Inc.
Hip Hop Universe 2005-Forever