The company Google announced last Tuesday through a 30-page text presented by lawyers of the company in the courts of San Jose (USA), that Gmail users should not have “reasonable expectations” that their communications are personal, since there is a lack of privacy at the root of the operation of its e-mail service.
“Google opens, reads, and illegally acquired content of private emails from people,” says the complaint made in May that accused the company of spying on users.
For its part, the company alleges that this legal battle has no foundations, and that their practices are based on current legislation, since The automtic scanning of “emails” is the ordinary procedure in the exchange of messages through Gmail, and is used to optimize the advertising that the user receives.
At the same time, the company argued that the plaintiffs had no evidence supporting that emails were “confidential communications”, as indicated in the U.S. Criminal Code which requires evidence confirming the desire of privacy of the parties”.
According to the director of Privacy Project of the Consumer Watchdog Organization, Google “has admitted finally that itdoes not respect privacy” and urged those who are interested in their conversations to be private, to not use Gmail.