What Google's Automated Searches Mean To Non-Gmail Users
"All users of email must necessarily expect that their emails will be subject to automated processing," argue Google's attorneys in a recent court record, reports Martha Mendoza. A class action lawsuit filed in May accuses Google of unlawfully opening and reading the content of people's private email messages, violating California's privacy laws and federal wiretapping statutes. It "scans messages sent to any of the 425 million active Gmail users from non-Gmail users who never agreed to the company's terms." The key here is the "non-Gmail" users who never agree to the company's terms.