Posted 08/14/2013 at 1:37 PM
Posted 4 years ago
Google has stated in a federal court brief that “Just as a sender of a letter to a business colleague cannot be surprised that the recipient’s assistant opens the letter, people who use web-based email today cannot be surprised if their emails are processed by the recipient’s [email provider] in the course of delivery. Indeed, ‘a person has no legitimate expectation of privacy in information he voluntarily turns over to third parties.”
Consumer Watchdog Privacy Project director John M. Simpson said “People should take them at their word; if you care about your email correspondents’ privacy don’t use Gmail.”
Check out a PDF copy of Google’s motion to dismiss here.