Uh, yeah, we need to talk about your corporate email.
If your company, like many these days, uses Google’s paid G Suite of products — Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Calendar, etc. — then, in all likelihood, your company has complete access to everything you do on those services. And yes, that includes the ability to read your email drafts.
We are helpfully reminded of this fact by ex-Google employee Martin Shelton, who on Wednesday published a lengthy blog post detailing all the ways Google itself can access the contents of your G Suite account. Shelton, who is currently employed as the principal researcher at the Freedom of the Press Foundation, writes that this access may result in your personal data being handed over to government officials if Google is legally compelled to do so. Read more…
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