Through hacking or with the assistance of rogue employees, they say, criminals could steal data for blackmail or identity theft. Recent high-profile privacy breaches elsewhere underscore the vulnerability of even those systems where thoughtful security measures are taken.Although it must be noted that Google's privacy protection is generally comparable - or even better than - those at Amazon, Microsoft, Yahoo and other Internet giants. Read more here
Law enforcement, meanwhile, could obtain information that later becomes public, in court filings or otherwise, about people who are not even targets of a particular investigation.
Google and your privacy
Posted on Monday, July 18 2005 @ 23:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck