Comment 8 for bug 1054776

Tory (tory-andrew-law) wrote :

The privacy concerns here are not just a matter of preference, but something which could open legal liability. Imagine a person who queries what they think is their local system and instead by accident discloses trade secrets, health information, etc. The disclosure of trade secrets would not just be a mere inconvenience, or something that leaves you feeling icky, but something that could cause serious financial damage.

Further, do not forget legislation like PIPEDA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_Information_Protection_and_Electronic_Documents_Act in Canada and other substantially similar legislation from around the world.