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Re: Duty of care

Postby atticus » Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:18 pm

Were terms and conditions accepted when signing up to join the site?
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Re: Duty of care

Postby dls » Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:49 pm

'web owner' may be in need of disambiguation. I assume this is a web hosting company.

If so, they have a duty to provide some security, but, a) their terms and conditions very probably and properly exclude liability. Check.
b) No security in such situations can be guaranteed. See the current attacks on the major 'web owner' by toasters.
Nearly last, but by no means least - see Atti above.

My own contribution is that you must never leave responsibility for your data with a third party. It will go wrong often enough for you to need your own backups.
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Re: Duty of care

Postby diy » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:40 am

I can't see how something that was accidentally enabled could result in a person who accidentally used it getting a criminal conviction. Are you asking if a criminal who exploited a security vulnerability can sue the site owner for not preventing it? or if someone can sue the site owner because they suffered loss as a result of the a criminal 3rd party.
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