Judge says government can access everything in a Gmail account

A Google search page is reflected in sunglasses in this photo illustration taken in Brussels

All your emails belong to us.

At least that’s what the latest court order from a judge in New York says. The warrant, granted on June 11, states that the government can access all the content and files contained in a Gmail account.

Yes, this is a significant blow to privacy.

The subject of this specific search relates to a money laundering investigation. The judge compared this access to the way law enforcement has previously needed to seize documents to see if they even needed to be included in the warrant.However, the decision is quite contrary to what other judges across the country have ordered in the past.

The order made by the New York judge allowed law enforcement to take whatever they wanted from a Gmail account. Not just emails in the inbox, mind you, but all address book contacts and draft emails.

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