Can a Moderator view our personal email and other private information? If they can, then how can Stack Exchange make sure that they will not abuse using it by selling members' info or for any other purposes?
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I personally think a physical prevention on StackExchange is urgently needed. What if a Moderator lost their account and some unauthorized persion get into their account? Would that be risk of exposing milions of members information on StackExachange?
Yeah, moderators are selected under a great deal of scrutiny. But mostly is based on their reputation score and their contribution on the forum. But does a student with good result make them a good student in morality? Does a rich guy or a guy with high status in society make them a truly good citizen? Many news shows us otherwise. Simply just having an agreement is not a good way for prevention. Most moderators are expert in computer. So, if they really plan to do something bad, they will certainly plan carefully that it would not be easy to trace them and bring solid evidence. Even if does, they maybe on the other side of the world, it would take months or years to sue them. Even so, all members private info are already expose in the beginning.
My suggestion is that members private information shouldn't go outside of StackExchange. Moderators can only view members ID. If they have anything need to contact members directly, they can do it using StackExchange tools. I believe this way is the much better way of protection on members' information & privacy.