Continuing the discussion from Creator of Reddit’s celebrity nude-sharing section upset at invasion of his privacy:
The term “data theft” has been misused and had its meaning watered down, 'tis true. This is why I would like to introduce a new term: data burglary. As a more specific form of theft, the term reflects that a private space had to be intruded upon to gain the files. It is morally equivalent to a burglar braking in to the strongbox in your bedroom closet and using a camera to take photos of all the papers you have in there. He may be able to do it and not leave evidence of the crime at the scene, but he does have the copied data.
So my proposal, instead of talking about theft. we could now talk about the different sorts of unwanted spread of data as “data burglary”, “data wiretapping” and “bootlegging”.
What sayeth the Hivemind?