If You Send To Gmail, You Should Have ‘No Legitimate Expectation Of Privacy’

If you happen to send an email to one of the 400 million people who use Google’s Gmail service, you shouldn’t have any expectation of privacy, according to a court briefing obtained by the Consumer Watchdog website.

In a motion filed last month by Google to have a class action complaint dismissed, Google’s lawyers reference a 1979 ruling, holding that people who turn over information to third parties shouldn’t expect that information to remain private.


Privacy Conservation

How do we preserve our privacy in this world wide web world we live in today?

It’s not easy. It’s actually never been easy, even though people are acting like it’s something we’ve recently been robbed of.

Consider anything you type that’s heading over any kind of network no longer just between you and the person you are intending to see it.

Anything you send via text, email, IM, post, tweet, etc. is not yours and yours alone, nor is it the private to just the person you’re sending it to.

The best way to keep your message “secret” and away from prying eyes is to do something old fashioned, talk to them in person!

It’s hard to remember a time when we used to do that on a regular basis. It wasn’t that long ago. It has to be utilized again to preserve our privacy once again.

Here’s a random thought…the next time you really need to tell someone something important, but private – send it via a letter, through the mail.

Who knows, maybe this is what’s needed to actually save the USPS.

Copyright Derek T McKinney 2019