Just almost everyone uses Email as a means of communication. But did you know your emails may not be so private? Last week google has surprisingly and openly admitted that Gmail users have no reasonable expectation of privacy. Google is already under fire because of the analysis of its customer’s emails for promotional purposes since 2004. In a recent statement, Google’s lawyers have now asked the termination of the case against the company. They pointed it out that the automated scrutiny of Gmail Messages is also used to combat spam. Advertising is necessary to provide the e-mail service totally free for Gmail users.
Google can share your data across services, such as maps and docs, as google is clearly saying that it must comply with Government spying requests so users should not expect, any legitimate expectaion of privacy in information and it can be voluntarily turned over to third parties.