Saying "well we run our email server in house so we just solve this problem with a policy" is fine.So you're OK with Saa S being protected by policy, but not the behavior of your own company's executive staff and delegated administrators?This should be an option, and one whose affect is in plain view of users.Lacking such an option, or clear disclosure, I will be canceling our account, as well as reviewing my companies use of other Atlasssian tools. I can't imagine continuing to use hipchat with this change in place.I sent the following email to Hip Chat: As an employer, and account holder, I am not a fan of this feature.My team must feel free to use our internal communication tools to have private, perhaps critical, conversations between each other without worrying about me, or other members of management, from reviewing them.Please reconsider this feature, or at least, reconsider its implementation. This was pretty stunning at first, but after thinking about it my guess is simply organizations that use Jira are the kind of organizations that want/need to keep tabs on all employee communications.Which hey, I get that for some companies they need that for one reason or another. We run local e-mail and IM servers; the only thing that protects user communications on company owned infrastructure is our company policy. What I find far more alarming -- and quite hypocritical from Saa S users seemingly suddenly concerned with privacy -- is that when I communicate with companies and individuals that use Saa S providers like Google Apps, the party with which I'm communicating implicitly shares my private correspondence with a Saa S company that engages in massive cross-internet data collection.
Our team has just switched back to Hip Chat as we have more and more remote workers.
The other poster is looking at it from teamwork/management. Ironically, speaking of trust/management, criticizing people's personal motivations like that is precisely one thing I'm taught not to do, for effective, healthy teamwork.
(Whereas, if I must investigate antagonistically, like if a boss is harassing employees, I must assume the possibility.)No, I'm looking at it from the perspective of simple rationality: Saa S does not mystically change the technical and legal nature of administrative access to communications over company controlled infrastructure.
Hardly seems irrelevant to me, and the free pass you give to Saa S is nonsensical and hypocritical.
Whereas you appear to be simply dense given your inability to see the hilarious hypocrisy of surrendering the privacy of yourself and others to Saa S vendor policies while calling them to task for giving you the equivalent privilege of policy choice.