From Google’s friend-of-the-court submission to a case where the US Dept of Justice is trying to get access to Yahoo users’ e-mail for law enforcement officers to read:

“…users who store their e-mail in the cloud enjoy a reasonable expectation of privacy that is protected by the U.S. Constitution.”

“Society expects and relies on the privacy of e-mail messages just as it relies on the privacy of the telephone system,”

Like, Yah! Why would anyone agree to use a cloud-based system otherwise?

Check out the CNET story here and marvel at the DOJ’s slippery definition of e-mail as ‘electronic storage’ — therefore not needing a search warrant. (!)

PS Is ‘cloud-based’ a real term? I used it, but, … Based? On Cloud? Hmmm.