violating the Supreme Law of the Land
Well-settled con law: No expectation of privacy = no search = no Fourth Amendment rights implicated.
How does a cellphone thief have a right to right to privacy on a cellphone he just stole? That's ludicrous on its face.
I know math is hard, but there simply are not enough administrators to account for all the money. This is the typical union canard.
The truth is, at many colleges, the full time faculty have gobbled up all the salary and benefits, despite teaching a small minority (~25%) of the courses. They limit the pay and hours of the part timers who teach 3/4 of the classes. So the part time faculty are limited to 60% weekly load hours, less per hour, and locked into a cycle of lower middle class or outright poverty.
Typical union greed: They accrue all the goods for a small minority, at the expense of the unemployed or underemployed.
The best part is, even the janitors have tenure. So what gets cut first? Classes - the ones taught by part timers.
Ask me how I know...
How exactly would per-user encryption help? You can encrypt your emails if you want, but if Google does it per user, they still have the key.
The fact that currently, encryption would have to happen at Google smells to me like a gigantic flaw in the whole "web apps for everything" mantra. I can not only encrypt when I run my own mail client with standard protocols, but I even get to choose whether I want to go S/MIME or PGP. Neither is an option in the webmail space unless I want to delegate crypto to the service provider.
(Depending on your conspiracy bent, you could also say this constitutes a non-flaw from Google's perspective.)
When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money. -- Kim Hubbard