I’ve been saying for almost a decade that cloud providers don’t care about user privacy, and Google’s real motto is “Don’t be evil. That’s OUR job”.
After years of bragging about their privacy policies, commitment to privacy, etc., here’s what Google submitted to the courts recently:
“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.’”
This is Google’s official position.
I’ll let you determine whether this vendor should be trusted with your data.