Hosting as a legitimate service

Many of these hosting servers store huge amounts of data and it is quite difficult to keep track of every move a client makes. John Karlung of Bahnhof Hosting claims that his service is similar to postal: «The postman does not read the mail, he just delivers it.» He claims that his hosting is a legitimate service, subject to law, and that any illegal activity lies with his clients. He also advocates for the privacy of his clients and requires a formal order to remove any of his servers.