Can your ISP send you your surfing logs?

September 7, 2011 at 12:13:30
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I read that your ISP keeps a log of everything that you have accessed through the internet. Can they send someone (except police and legal authorities) like me or someone that requests it?

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September 7, 2011 at 12:38:52
ISP's do maintain such logs. You could request a copy of your own (no way your going to get anyone else's). Whether or not they would be willing to do so is another matter. You would have to ask your ISP.

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September 7, 2011 at 13:18:38
You have no reasonable expectation of privacy when using their service. Your neighbors may have easy access to all your actions.

They can send that data to police. Police just can't demand it without a warrant is the difference. If I suspected you of a heinous crime I can send all that information to the police, by law I am required to do that.

Generally company's won't bother with any request for information unless they can make a buck from it. So, your data would more likely end up in some sales database.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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September 7, 2011 at 14:29:18
I doubt if any ISP is going to devote the time and resources to collating information that you should already know. If you don't know where you have been how do you expect us to know is likely to be their response.

As stated above, they will only send it to the Police when backed by a warrant. But as stated by Jefro, they may volunteer the information is they suspect you are using the Internet for criminal activities as it then makes them an accessory.


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