What I write now is not directly related to the topic, just opens up a general question in how to use nextcloud related with its initial intention. Just ignore in case, especially if already discussed somewhere else. If some moderator thinks it is worth discussing, better put it into an own topic.
I read already quite much topics from admins, asking about possibilities in how to track their users in a more detailed way than usually offered by Nextcloud (especially before impersonate addon was published). I am wondering about privacy concerns related to this. From my point of view, the initial intention of Nextcloud/ownCloud is/was to enable users/organisations to host their own data and thus become independent from huge web service providers, especially because of sceptism about their trustworthy in case of privacy/usage of your data. For me every Nextcloud instance therefore automatically gets some shine of independence, privacy and trustworthy, compared to iCloud, oneDrive, google cloud etc. where I do not fully trust in their free services without any unwanted use of my data. In some cases it’s even obvious, written down in terms and conditions. But at least IT IS written down there, carefully watched by users and other instances and every criticism is spread out in media. In short: Everyone can know about privacy concerns related with the use of these large service providers.
I started to think if this is the same for users/members of smaller service providers/institutions that use Nextcloud for their web services. If I use some Nextcloud instance for whatever reason, I would want to know, in how far the host/admin is able to track my steps, especially down to just opening/reading a file. In my impression this is just a basic right, everyone should have, no metter what his intentions are.
In relations to the use of Nextcloud, I hope that every user knows about how he is tracked and whenever something changes about that. Otherwise this would from my point of view radically counteract the intentions of Nextcloud.
Again, I do not suspect any admin here, opening a topic like this. I am fully convinced that everything is right with right intentions. I am just wondering if this was thought through already, even it is not possible to control in how people use Nextcloud, nor wanted.