Thanks for giving such invaluable feedback. I apologize for my delayed response.
This is not a post seeking to fix a specific Ubuntu technical issue. It is to see if Ubuntu has reliable tools for professionals to communicate their highly valuable and sensitive intellectual property to clients (and vice versa).
Professional law-enforcement can collect information after having obtained a court order. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/1...ls-court-holds But the emphasis is on 'professional' as in having sworn an oath that the information gathered will not be peddled to competitors and if it is, there will be severe consequences!
Having a for-profit ISP store and “share” info could result in a motive for them to collect more revenue through peddling copied intellectual property than giving us reliable service.
Protecting and communicating valuable intellectual property is a technical issue. Can the Ubuntu gurus (or others) help us all to find ways to remove the means and opportunity for others to peddle our data? Ubuntu would then be miles ahead of other platforms.
P.s.: One can change ISP's, but that is not the point.