Actually - now Im starting to think of this differently - especially with regard to this service.
The real sucky part here - is all the volumes of data that isn’t relevant to their investigation that they now probably posses. Suddenly any guy in the world, who used this service, might have his data mixed up in an investigation.
The violation to the owners of the service (and I guess the paying patrons as well) is clear - but the user data that is caught up in this not as obvious. People may have filled out a form the relied on the service - and would never know. I would bet there are website owners who had webmasters that deployed the service on their site - and dont know it.
Curious if the forms, once in use, carry any trademark or link back to the service? At least a clue to the user that they’re using a third party service?
Sorry, I didn’t see the later comments you made before I posted that, so disregard it please, I think we’re probably on the same page now.
Good point. To continue my hotel analogy, after the feds seize your hotel and lock out your customers, they start going through all of your customers luggage to see if they can find evidence of any illegal activity.