Google: if you want to use Gmail, then don’t have high expectation to the protection of privacy

(editor: Tony)

if you are one of the world’s 400 million use Gmail loyal users, so Google now tell you: if you use Gmail, don’t look for in a so-called legal privacy too much.

recently, the U.S. Consumer Watchdog website (Consumer Watchdog website) revealed a Google lawyer appeal in the court documents. Articles, and points out that according to the stipulations of relevant laws, user information transfer through a third party, should not be demanding this information to maintain absolute privacy.

the following is the main content of the file:


as we cannot avoid letters not by others (such as your assistant) read, a third party through the network to send e-mails, nor may require mediation system doesn’t involve E-mail information (such as email address). when the user decides to use third party service, he should be aware of that, and not too exacting so-called legitimate right to privacy.

, the privacy of consumer watchdog project director John m. Simpson (John m. Simpson) pointed out: “there is no doubt that Google has admitted the fact of their violation of user privacy. If you are a man care about personal information, then please don’t use Gmail again.”

moreover, Gmail recently in order to improve the user experience, introduced a mail classification function. It seems to some people, however, Google is in order to meet their own some “secret” purposes, and collect the user’s E-mail information. Google company is that the user if the automatic classifying of voluntary use Gmail service, you should agree with Google privacy policies set by the users.

actually, Google’s comments do not let a person feel shocked. As early as in 2009, Mr. Schmidt in an interview with the financial channel (NBC), points out that Google strictly abide by the United States patriot act.

“LTR” (translator note: the United States patriot act to prevent terrorism, the purpose of expanding the police authority in the United States. According to the content of the law, the police authorities shall have the right to search the telephone and E-mail communications, medical, financial, and other types of records; For reducing domestic U.S. foreign intelligence unit limits; Expansion, America’s Treasury secretary authority to control and manage the financial aspects of the circulation activities, especially for financial activities related to the foreign person or body politic; And strengthen the police and immigration management unit for residence and expulsion was suspected to be connected with terrorism of the power of the foreigners. The bill also extends the definition of terrorism, including domestic terrorism, expand the scope of activities of the police authorities may management.)

“If you have something that you don ‘t want something to know, maybe you shouldn’ t be doing it in the first place,” Schmidt said. “But If you really need that kind of privacy, the reality is that the search engines, o Google, do retain this information for some time. And… We ‘r e all the subject, in the United States, to the Patriot Act, and it is possible that that information could be made available to the authorities. “- Eric Schmidt

schmidt has words:


if you don’t want to let anybody know some things are really, so maybe you shouldn’t do that right from the start. As long as you use nursing web service, then they will record your use to some extent. In the United States, everyone must abide by the patriot act, we have an obligation to provide the necessary data to the government.