"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," the motion reads.
"Indeed, 'a person has no legitimate expectation of privacy in information he voluntarily turns over to third parties.'"
The filing stems from a class action lawsuit filed against the company over its scanning of emails to build personalized advertising that pays for Gmail. The plaintiffs sued on the grounds that this violated the Federal Wiretap Act and California's privacy laws.
Google: Cloud users have no legitimate expectation of privacy
Posted on Thursday, Aug 15 2013 @ 11:50 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck