- Your email content cannot be accessed or scanned other than for the purpose of preventing spam and malware
- The people who you correspond with is private information and cannot be used or shared in any way by a third party with the exception that an address book may be created for the sole benefit and use of the individual creating it. No use of the address book may be made without explicit opt in agreement of the user
- A company cannot ask you to waive these rights
- The FTC Can issue regulations about email, but all regulation must to the maximum reasonable extent be aimed at protecting consumer email privacy. Courts should interpret the intent of legislation to be to protect consumer email privacy to the maximum practical extent
This let's free email services still advertise and perform spam prevention, but it stops snooping and other creepy practices and accidental/intentional use of our private information to help some else improve their business results.
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