i uninstalled and reinstalled LS and now the files seem to be where they should be. whatever problem I was having might have been related to the fact that I originally installed LS several OS upgrades ago.
This raises concerns about how PHI/PII is handled in Little Snitch. I hope that ObDev is looking in to the regulatory implications e.g. HIPAA, or the EU's new requirement that will be going live in the next 1-2 months.
I don't know much about those laws, but it sounds as if this could be treading on to that territory.
I agree that there should be better control over the data available in Network Monitor. I can't promise a time frame, though. But we are aware of the problem.
Regarding PII, PHI and GDPR: These are about data related to persons. Network Monitor stores connection information. All this info is about the user of the machine, and nobody else has access to this information because the data is stored in encrypted format. So I don't see any violation of regulations here.
Any update on an emergency fix for this? I just saw where every website I've ever been to in Safari is recorded in Network Monitor. I was not expecting this behavior and I don't see any way to stop it for Safari. This is a terrible privacy flaw for those who may get their Mac compromised.
I cannot guarantee a timeframe. We would like to see this feature before summer, but if something more important (e.g. reported vulnerabilities or relevant bugs) gets in between, we have to defer it. You'll see new versions in the software update and this particular feature will be listed as "hide from Monitor rules" or similar in the release notes.