If I build a website that has a messaging feature between users, what laws are there governing my behavior as the owner of the website?
That is to say, I am the sole moderator and database administrator. By default I can see everyone's messages to each other and am automatically privy to every private conversation.
This is a new position for me to be in. Are there any laws around this in the US or EU? I mean, it is my website, and I never promised that messages were encrypted or anything. I'm really unsure.
To an extent I feel this is important for me to be able to do, to prevent or mitigate harassment. But at the same time, idk.