true_INFP - 6:52 am on Apr 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
Well, this is already enough. People who write laws should start acting. Google has been the biggest threat to privacy in the world.
I suggest the US and EU laws should be changed so that such privacy breach (or even mere attempt) would be a criminal offense.
Moreover, the laws should be changed in a way that the corporate shield would not protect the manager(s) who fail to prevent the breach (negligence) or who ordered it.
Corporate shield protection means that you can't sue the manager for something Google or Apple commits. You can sue only the companies, which typically get away with some ridiculously small fines -- so there's no real incentive to refrain from future privacy breach.
This should help the corporations to start taking our privacy more seriously. Send a link to this thread to your congressman or MEP.